livermorium

Element 116 received the name livermorium by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) in 2012. Livermorium has the symbol Lv. The element is named for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. The element was discovered in a collaborative effort by the Livermore lab and the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russia.


Source: Loss, Robert D. and John Corish. “Names and Symbols of the Elements with Atomic Numbers 114 and 116 (IUPAC Recommendations 2012).” Pure and Applied Chemistry, 84.7. June 2012. 1669–72.

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