Is there an end to the periodic table? MSU professor explores its limits

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(Michigan State University Facility for Rare Isotope Beams) As the 150th anniversary of the formulation of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements looms, a Michigan State University professor probes the table's limits in a recent Nature Physics Perspective. In 2016, four new elements were added to it: nihonium, moscovium, tennessine, and oganesson. It took a decade and worldwide effort to confirm these last four elements. And now scientists wonder: how far can this table go?

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