• Name: Darmstadtium

  • Symbol: Ds

  • Number of Energy Levels: 7

  • Electrons on the outer energy level: 2

  • Atomic Number: 110

  • Atomic Mass: 281 Amu

  • Protons / Electrons: 110

  • Neutrons: 151

  • Density: 34.8 g/cm3

  • Classification: Transition Metal

Top 8 interesting facts about Darmstadtium

  • Darmstadtium was discovered on November 9th, 1994 at the research center GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research. Darmstadtium was named after Darmstadt, Germany the place where it was discovered.
  • Darmstadtium's melting and boiling points are unknown.
  • Darmstadtium is an extremely radioactive element.
  • Darmstadtium is created in laboratory; this synthetic element can not be found in nature.
  • Darmstadtium has eight known isotopes, all of them unstable and very radioactive.
  • Darmstadtium-281 is the most stable isotope with a half-life of 10 seconds.
  • Darmstadtium is believed to have similar properties to nickel, palladium, and platinum.
  • Darmstadtium is used for research purposes only.