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Naming a new Element

Postby TheEvilPotato » Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:54 pm UTC

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/07/scien ... ef=science

A team of Russian and American scientists has discovered a new element that has long stood as a missing link among the heaviest bits of atomic matter ever produced.


I hereby start a campaign to have this element titled 'Yourmumium'.

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Re: Naming a new Element

Postby cjmcjmcjmcjm » Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:22 am UTC

TheEvilPotato wrote:I hereby start a campaign to have this element titled 'Yourmumium'.

Go ahead, as long as it reacts with lead and has a symbol of J
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Re: Naming a new Element

Postby meatyochre » Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:14 am UTC

Unobtainium!

Or more appropriately, Recentlyobtainedium.
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Re: Naming a new Element

Postby Aikanaro » Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:16 am UTC

I vote either Phlebotinum or Phlogistine.
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Re: Naming a new Element

Postby netcrusher88 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:32 am UTC

They should have left 111 alone. Unununium was a great name.
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Re: Naming a new Element

Postby MrGee » Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:34 am UTC

We should call it Phrink and make dark troopers out of it.

Is it true what the article says about protons and neutrons being organized into shells? I thought it was just a big jumble.

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Re: Naming a new Element

Postby netcrusher88 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:38 am UTC

MrGee wrote:Is it true what the article says about protons and neutrons being organized into shells? I thought it was just a big jumble.

A concentric jumble.
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Re: Naming a new Element

Postby LuNatic » Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:45 am UTC

Element 117 should be called spartanium. :P
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Re: Naming a new Element

Postby Outchanter » Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:58 am UTC

Wonderflonium!

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Re: Naming a new Element

Postby olubunmi » Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:24 am UTC

TheEvilPotato wrote:http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/07/science/07element.html?ref=science

A team of Russian and American scientists has discovered a new element that has long stood as a missing link among the heaviest bits of atomic matter ever produced.


I hereby start a campaign to have this element titled 'Yourmumium'.


Name it Urmumium, that would make more sense.

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Re: Naming a new Element

Postby Jessica » Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:10 pm UTC

olubunmi wrote:
TheEvilPotato wrote:http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/07/science/07element.html?ref=science

A team of Russian and American scientists has discovered a new element that has long stood as a missing link among the heaviest bits of atomic matter ever produced.


I hereby start a campaign to have this element titled 'Yourmumium'.


Name it Urmumium, that would make more sense.

Yrmumium. Because more words should start with Yr.
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Re: Naming a new Element

Postby phonon266737 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:11 pm UTC

protons — comparatively heavy particles with a positive electric charge — in their nuclei


I love this. It's as if they're expecting to be reading this article who doesn't know what a proton is.

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Re: Naming a new Element

Postby podbaydoor » Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:22 pm UTC

Considering how many people last encountered protons many decades ago in their high school physics classes, it's not that low of an expectation.
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Re: Naming a new Element

Postby Aikanaro » Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:33 pm UTC

podbaydoor wrote:Considering how many people last encountered protons many decades ago in their high school physics classes, it's not that low of an expectation.

Really? What kind of matter is YOUR planet made of? :shock:
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Re: Naming a new Element

Postby Jahoclave » Sat Apr 10, 2010 7:33 am UTC

Jessica wrote:
olubunmi wrote:
TheEvilPotato wrote:http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/07/science/07element.html?ref=science

A team of Russian and American scientists has discovered a new element that has long stood as a missing link among the heaviest bits of atomic matter ever produced.


I hereby start a campaign to have this element titled 'Yourmumium'.


Name it Urmumium, that would make more sense.

Yrmumium. Because more words should start with Yr.

I think they should just go with the maximum points possible from a full hand of scrabble; with the proper nouns bullshit and everything. Oh, well that's interesting, people running from the cops.

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Re: Naming a new Element

Postby Lazar » Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:23 pm UTC

Wonderflonium.
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Re: Naming a new Element

Postby Vieto » Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:32 pm UTC

wait-wait... this will be a Halogen, right? Element 117? Maybe Mjornium?

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Re: Naming a new Element

Postby kernelpanic » Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:03 pm UTC

I like the expression "a missing link", as if it was some kind of mystery that now allows a much clearer understanding of the universe. And why does the article mention the Island of Stability when it's about 9 elements away from 117? It's like having an article about sulfur, and then you start rambling on about the properties of manganese.
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Re: Naming a new Element

Postby Vieto » Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:48 pm UTC

Personally, I'm waiting for element 121 to be discovered.

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Re: Naming a new Element

Postby Amnesiasoft » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:58 am UTC

Vieto wrote:Personally, I'm waiting for element 121 151 to be discovered.

Fixed for Pokémonium. Which, according to Opera's spell check, is a word.

EDIT: Wait, no, I just accidentally turned off spell check at some point.
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Re: Naming a new Element

Postby Coffee Stain » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:18 am UTC

LuNatic wrote:Element 117 should be called spartanium. :P

I wholly agree. Seeing that Microsoft owns the Halo franchise, I'll forward the suggestion to the right people. Looks like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has just found a new cause.

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Re: Naming a new Element

Postby Le1bn1z » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:06 pm UTC

Outchanter wrote:Wonderflonium!


Yes! But only if the final official description of the element is written as a musical.
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Re: Naming a new Element

Postby RetSpline » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:56 pm UTC

Has 115 been named yet? If not, it needs to be Elerium.

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Re: Naming a new Element

Postby Roĝer » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:52 pm UTC

We should definitely have an element called opium or somopium or something like that.
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Re: Naming a new Element

Postby Telchar » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:23 pm UTC

If it goes public, I bet it becomes Colbertium.
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Re: Naming a new Element

Postby Jahoclave » Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:09 am UTC

Telchar wrote:If it goes public, I bet it becomes Colbertium.

I would think he'd shoot for something higher.

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Re: Naming a new Element

Postby cjmcjmcjmcjm » Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:14 am UTC

Element 126 needs to be Kryptonite
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Re: Naming a new Element

Postby Ephemeron » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:56 am UTC

Linoleum :P
Ephemeronium, maybe? (my username on Wikipedia)
Or perhaps xkcdium (pronounced ex-kay-SEE-dee-um)

Actually I just read in my chemistry textbook that an element can only be named after a mineral, a scientist, a place or country, a property of that element or a mythological concept.

Hmm, I guess that limits our options. Still it doesn't rule out unicornium.
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Re: Naming a new Element

Postby thicknavyrain » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:04 am UTC

Amnesiasoft wrote:
Vieto wrote:Personally, I'm waiting for element 121 151 to be discovered.

Fixed for Pokémonium. Which, according to Opera's spell check, is a word.

EDIT: Wait, no, I just accidentally turned off spell check at some point.


Pokémonium is alright, but I don't think it has much on hyakugojyuuichium.
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Re: Naming a new Element

Postby netcrusher88 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:21 am UTC

thicknavyrain wrote:Pokémonium is alright, but I don't think it has much on hyakugojyuuichium.

Am I the only one that thinks of animutations before Pokémon when someone mentions Hyakugojyuuichi?
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Re: Naming a new Element

Postby Amnesiasoft » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:12 pm UTC

netcrusher88 wrote:Am I the only one that thinks of animutations before Pokémon when someone mentions Hyakugojyuuichi?

No.

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Re: Naming a new Element

Postby joshz » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:27 am UTC

cjmcjmcjmcjm wrote:Element 126 needs to be Kryptonite
Bindun-ish. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krypton
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Re: Naming a new Element

Postby cjmcjmcjmcjm » Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:17 am UTC

joshz wrote:
cjmcjmcjmcjm wrote:Element 126 needs to be Kryptonite
Bindun-ish. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krypton

Are you saying that you don't like element names that are easy to confuse with other elements?
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Re: Naming a new Element

Postby thicknavyrain » Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:53 pm UTC

Amnesiasoft wrote:
netcrusher88 wrote:Am I the only one that thinks of animutations before Pokémon when someone mentions Hyakugojyuuichi?

No.


It's what I was referring to. 9/10 sociopaths agreee.
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Re: Naming a new Element

Postby crowey » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:58 pm UTC

cjmcjmcjmcjm wrote:
joshz wrote:
cjmcjmcjmcjm wrote:Element 126 needs to be Kryptonite
Bindun-ish. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krypton

Are you saying that you don't like element names that are easy to confuse with other elements?

yttrium, ytterbium, terbium and erbium.
All discovered in the same quarry in Ytterby.
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Re: Naming a new Element

Postby Zeroignite » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:41 pm UTC

I'm still kinda pissed about Manganese.
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Re: Naming a new Element

Postby Minerva » Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:06 pm UTC

MrGee wrote:We should call it Phrink and make dark troopers out of it.

Is it true what the article says about protons and neutrons being organized into shells? I thought it was just a big jumble.


Yeah.

Well, they're not really in shells, in the same sense that the "solar system" model of electrons orbiting a nucleus is not realistic.

But they're grouped into groups, subject to the Pauli exclusion principle, with quantised energy levels.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_shell_model
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