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Symbol Ds. A radioactive transactinide element; a.n. 110. It has several isotopes; the most stable being 281Ds, with a half-life of about 1.6 minutes. It can be produced by bombarding a plutonium target with sulphur nuclei or by bombarding a lead target with nickel nuclei. Darmstadtium was named after the German city of Darmstadt, the location of the Institute for Heavy Ion Research where it was first produced.

Subjects: Chemistry — Physics.

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