riken nishina center for accelerator based science

‘Smashing’ Radioactive Particles Can Help Clear Nuclear Waste

Scientists in Japan may have found a way to manage nuclear waste more easily, by converting two major radioactive isotopes found in nuclear waste into more easily managed isotopes.

Element 113 Named ‘Nihonium’ In Honor Of Japan (VIDEO)

The first element to be discovered by an Asian team will likely be named nihonium, with the symbol Nh—a tribute to the researchers’ native Japan.

Asia’s Scientific Trailblazers: Kosuke Morita

We speak to Dr. Kosuke Morita of RIKEN about his team's jubilation on the discovery of element 113.

Want To Name Your Own Element On The Periodic Table? Here’s How.

Ever wondered how elements are officially added to the periodic table? Here's how the professionals get it done.

10 Things You Need To Know About Element 113 And Founder Kosuke Morita

Here are 10 things you should know about element 113, the first element discovered and named by researchers in Asia, and its founder, Kosuke Morita.

Element 113, Discovered By Asian Scientist, Made Official On New Year’s Eve

Element 113 is the first element on the periodic table to be discovered by an Asian scientist.

World’s First Superheavy Carbon Compounds Synthesized

The synthesis of seaborgium hexacarbonyl could help superheavy elements find in their place in the periodic table.

Nickel Retains Its Double Magic Status

A test of fundamental atomic models confirms that nickel-78 is a ‘doubly magic’ isotope.

Japanese Researchers Synthesize Elusive Atomic Element 113

A Japanese team from the RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-based Science has announced the synthesis of the elusive atomic element 113.