OK, Livermore folks. If this happens chalk it up as one of the more interesting tidbits about our city alongside having the and .
Science officials are looking to rename No. 116 on the Periodic Table of Elements as "Livermorium" in honor of the and scientists who helped create it, according to reports.
Bay Area News Group Reporter Suzanne Bohan writes in this article:
Lab scientists and colleagues at a Russian institute synthesized a superheavy element a decade ago and it landed a spot as No. 116 on the periodic table — the master list of elements.
Temporarily called ununhexium, it will become "livermorium," an international chemistry organization announced this week. The name honors the scientists who helped create it and the city hosting the national security lab.
If approved after a five-month public comment period, it will be the second element associated with the laboratory.
In 1997, "Lawrencium" was named for the lab's founder, E.O. Lawrence.
Livermorium would have the atomic symbol Lv.
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