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A name proposed in the Soviet Union for the artificial radioactive element of atomic number 104, now called rutherfordium.
- ‘For example, the Russian team suggested the name of kurchatovium for element 104, in honor of the great Russian nuclear chemist Igor Vasilevich Kurchatov.’
- ‘But element 104 had been claimed five years earlier, in 1964, by the Russian team at Dubna, who wanted to call it kurchatovium after their head of nuclear research.’
1960s: named after Igor V. Kurchatov (1903–60), Russian nuclear physicist.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.