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Isotopes of ununoctium

Ununoctium (Uuo) was only very recently synthesized; all data are theoretical. It has no stable isotopes. A standard atomic mass cannot be given.


Z(p) N(n)  
isotopic mass (u)
half-life nuclear
(mole fraction)
range of natural
(mole fraction)
excitation energy
293Uuo 118 175 293.21467(129)#
294Uuo 118 176


* Values marked # are not purely derived from experimental data, but at least partly from systematic trends.
* Uncertainties are given in concise form in parentheses after the corresponding last digits. Uncertainty values from Ame2003 denote one standard deviation. Values from IUPAC are expanded uncertainties.


Theoretical calculations done on the synthetic pathways for, and the half-life of, other isotopes have shown that some could be slightly more stable than the synthesized isotope 294Uuo, most likely 293Uuo, 295Uuo, 296Uuo, 297Uuo, 298Uuo, 300Uuo and 302Uuo.[1][2][2] Of these, 297Uuo, might provide the best chances for obtaining longer-lived nuclei,[1][2] and thus might become the focus of future work with this element. Some isotopes with much more neutrons, such as some located around 313Uuo, could also provide longer-lived nuclei.[3]
Target-projectile combinations leading to Z=118 compound nuclei

The below table contains various combinations of targets and projectiles which could be used to form compound nuclei with Z=118.

Target Projectile CN Attempt result
208Pb 86Kr 294118 Failure to date
232Th 64Ni 296118 Reaction yet to be attempted
238U 58Fe 296118 Reaction yet to be attempted
244Pu 54Cr 298118 Reaction yet to be attempted
248Cm 50Ti 298118 Reaction yet to be attempted
249Cf 48Ca 297118 Successful reaction

Theoretical calculations on evaporation cross sections

The below table contains various targets-projectile combinations for which calculations have provided estimates for cross section yields from various neutron evaporation channels. The channel with the highest expected yield is given.

DNS = Di-nuclear system ; σ = cross section

Target Projectile CN Channel (product) σ max Model Ref
208Pb 86Kr 294118 1n (293118) 0.1 pb DNS [4]
208Pb 85Kr 293118 1n (292118) 0.18 pb DNS [4]
252Cf 48Ca 300118 3n (297118) 1.2 pb DNS [5]
251Cf 48Ca 299118 3n (296118) 1.2 pb DNS [5]
249Cf 48Ca 297118 3n (294118) 0.3 pb DNS [5]


* Isotope masses from Ame2003 Atomic Mass Evaluation by G. Audi, A.H. Wapstra, C. Thibault, J. Blachot and O. Bersillon in Nuclear Physics A729 (2003).

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4. ^ a b Feng, Zhao-Qing (2007). "Formation of superheavy nuclei in cold fusion reactions". Physical Review C 76: 044606. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.76.044606.
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Periodic table
H   He
Li Be   B C N O F Ne
Na Mg   Al Si P S Cl Ar
K Ca Sc   Ti V Cr Mn Fe Co Ni Cu Zn Ga Ge As Se Br Kr
Rb Sr Y   Zr Nb Mo Tc Ru Rh Pd Ag Cd In Sn Sb Te I Xe
Cs Ba La Ce Pr Nd Pm Sm Eu Gd Tb Dy Ho Er Tm Yb Lu Hf Ta W Re Os Ir Pt Au Hg Tl Pb Bi Po At Rn
Fr Ra Ac Th Pa U Np Pu Am Cm Bk Cf Es Fm Md No Lr Rf Db Sg Bh Hs Mt Ds Rg Cn Uut Uuq Uup Uuh Uus Uuo
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