The Nihonium element approved last week by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry with the atomic number 113 is believed to have “severe isolationist characteristics” and is “extremely resistant to foreign bodies”.
Scientists from the Japanese government-backed Riken research institute who successfully created Nihonium say it demonstrates external signs of respect towards alien entities, but a complex mix of reactions deep within the element are triggered if foreign particles stray too close.
“Nihonium is a rare element that repels any particle with a different physical appearance to itself,” said one researcher.
“It also has a half-life that lasts twenty seconds, without fail, on the dot.”
The research team says the Nihonium element exists in a state of isolation and thrives in environments of excessive pressure.
“Its electrons, which have masculine characteristics, work overtime in an endless cycle outside the nucleus while the protons ensure order is maintained inside the nucleas by keeping its family of neutrons organized and tidy.”
Scientists believe the Nihonium element self-destructs after it realizes it is associated with having a “half-life”.
The team of Japanese researchers have raised some concerns that the Nihonium element, which has the atomic symbol “Nh” on the periodic table, has been positioned directly next to “Cn”.
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