1. You're currently viewing our read-only forum archives. You can find our new forums here, and an explanation of what's happening here.

Element 137

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by AnotherWorldlyDevice, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. AnotherWorldlyDevice

    AnotherWorldlyDevice Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2016
    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    11
    I have always thought this was funny.


    Richard Feynman, the character that he was, took the time to figure out that Element 137 on the periodic table of elements, would be the highest element that could be produced.   This because at that atomic number, the atom would have an electron on the first level, that would be travelling faster than the speed of light.     


    Light speed being a constant, not a law, we would then have to consider such an element as existing only partly in our reference frame.
     
    UTSA210 likes this.
  2. UTSA210

    UTSA210 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2016
    Messages:
    97
    Likes Received:
    22
  3. Seesaw

    Seesaw Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2016
    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    4
    Is there limitations in creating element200?.