About the Nihonium Zone

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The element Nihonium was named after the Japanese word for the country of Japan, “Nihon”, after it was created in a laboratory at a research institute just outside Tokyo.

Its atomic number is 113. It is extremely radioactive and has only been made in experiments in small amounts.

In this general science zone you will meet 6 scientists working in a range of fields.

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