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What the name means: Meitnerium was named after Lise Meitner, an Austrian physicist.
The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) had given the new element the name Unnilenium, with the symbol Une. In 1997 the IUPAC accepted the name meitnerium.
Who identified meitnerium?: Gottfried Münzenberg, Peter Armbruster and their team at the Institute for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt, Germany in 1982.
STP = standard temperature and pressure.
About meitnerium: Meitnerium was made by fusing bismuth atoms with iron atoms at the Heavy Ion Research Institute. Only a few atoms of meitnerium have ever been made and, since atoms of meiterium have a half-life of milliseconds, the atoms of meiterium produced did not stay intact for long!
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