Congratulations to Alex Williams for his submission to the New Elements Contest.... The element: Moscovium.
The purpose of the contest was to design an elemental tile for one (or more) of the four newly named elements, nihonium (Nh), moscovium (Mc), tennessine (Ts) and oganesson (Og). The top entries were featured in Chem 13 News and were chosen based on creativity, research and artistic expression. One of Alex's tiles was in the March issue of Chem13 News. He created a tile for all 4 elements! Along with their tile they also submitted a description of their creation.
This is Alex's description:
I decided to draw the Headquarters of the Joint Institute for Nulear Research (JINR) in Dubna, Russia. I superimposed my drawing of Saint Basil's Cathedral in Moscow over JINR, to portray the namesake of moscovium. I researched how scientists bombarded americium with calcium ions to create a highly radioactive new element. I emphasized this radioactivity through yellow rays and the elements calcium and americium on either side. Lastly, to acknowledge the joint cooperation of Russia and American chemists in 2003, I drew the Russian and American flags side by side at the foot of the JINR headquarters.
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