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Since the 1960s the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions has been a leader in the synthesis of transuranic elements and the investigation of their properties. The laboratory's impressive equipment includes heavy ion accelerators and a variety of experimental apparatus, used for detecting the extremely rare production of new very short-lived elements.

Scientists from JINR and the Livermore National Laboratory (USA), participate in a joint experiment on the synthesis of the heaviest isotope of element 110.

1997; Dubna. Discussions of the results of the experiment to study the properties of nuclei in the region of nucleon stability.

Left to right: Xu Shuwei and Zhang Tianmei (Institute of Modern Physics, Lanzhou, China) and Professor Yu. Gangrsky (JINR's Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions).

Participants in the International Seminar "The Present and the Future of IBR-2" acquaint themselves with the mobile reflector of the reactor.

Over 200 experiments are carried out now with the pulsed neutron reactor IBR-2. They involve physicists, biologists and chemists from the scientific centres of the JINR Member States and other countries. Major contributions are made by the physicists from Germany, Hungary, Poland, and Russia.

During a visit to Dubna, Niels Bohr took an interest in a simple idea behind the periodic pulsed reactor and said: "I admire the courage of the people who ventured to build such a remarkable facility!"


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