The artificial element darmstadtium, is named after the German city of Darmstadt, home of the Heavy Ion Research Institute, where this element was first obtained. A team led by physicist Sigurd Hofmann created darmstatium by colliding nickel atoms with lead atoms in a particle accelerator.

Summary of properties (Ds)

Atomic weight[281]
Discoverer (year)Armbruster, Paula & Muenzenberg, Dr. Gottfried (1994)
Natural formmetallic solid (-)
Electron configuration[Rn] 7s2514 6d8
Melting point (ºC)
Boiling point (ºC)
Abundance in earth's crust (ppm)synthetic
Isotope (abundance)
Density g/cm3
Van der Waals radius (pm)
Covalent radius (pm)128
Electronegativity (Pauling)
Vaporization enthalpy (kJ/mol)-
Enthalpy of fusion (kJ/mol)-
Specific heat capacity (J/g·K) at 25ºC and 1 atm-
Thermal conductivity (W/cm·K) at 25ºC and 1 atm-
Oxidation state
Electron affinity (eV)
1st Ionization potential (eV)

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