Atomic number: 108
Year discovered: 1984
Discovered by: Peter Armbruster, Gottfried Münzenberg and co-workers
- Discovered at Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung (GSI) in Darmstadt, Germany.
- Named for the German state of Hessen, where the major cities of Frankfurt, Wiesbaden (capital of Hessen), Kassel, and Darmstadt are located.
- Hassium was formerly called unniloctium, symbol Uno, which in Latin represents the number “108”.
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