Little is known about the heaviest, radioactive elements in Mendeleev's table. But an extremely sensitive technique involving laser light and gas jets makes it possible for the very first time to gain insight into their atomic and nuclear structure. An international team led by scientists from the Institute for Nuclear and Radiation Physics at KU Leuven (University of Leuven, Belgium) report these findings in Nature Communications.
- Nature Communications
- European Research Council, Research Foundation Flanders, KU Leuven Special Research Fund, Belgian Federal Science Policy Office