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Livermorium

 
 
Livermorium Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, June 15, 2022
1. Livermorium Marker
Inscription.  Livermorium was created by a collaboration of American and Russian scientists which began in 1989

The first atom of Livermorium was made in 2000

Livermorium was approved internationally on May 30, 2012
May 30th is Livermorium Day

Several scientists involved in the discovery of Livermorium reside in Livermore

Livermorium alpha decays into Flerovium, which then undergoes alpha decay into Copernicium

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists have created five elements on the periodic table (114, 115, 116, 117 and 118)

Livermorium has 116 protons

48Ca + 248Cm → 296Lv* → 3n + 293Lv

Only two US cities have elements named for them
Berkeley and Livermore

The radioactive decay half-life of Livermorium is less than 100 milliseconds
 
Erected 2022 by City of Livermore.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1989.
 
Location. 37° 40.924′ N, 121° 
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46.084′ W. Marker is in Livermore, California, in Alameda County. Marker is at the intersection of South Livermore Avenue and First Street, on the right when traveling north on South Livermore Avenue. Livermorium Plaza at Mills Square Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 116 South Livermore Avenue, Livermore CA 94550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Story of Livermorium (a few steps from this marker); Livermorium Plaza (a few steps from this marker); Livermore Flagpole (within shouting distance of this marker); Bank of Italy Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Masonic Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Livermore Town Hall Jail and Firehouse (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Livermore Town Jail (about 400 feet away); Odd Fellows Building (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Livermore.
 
More about this marker. The marker is an 11,000 pound, five foot diameter black granite sphere. The material was mined in Zimbabwe and constructed in Germany. The black sphere represents the nucleus of a Lv atom. Livermorium has 116 protons/electrons that are represented by granite markers with scientific facts and decorative concrete markers with glow in the dark beads. The address of the plaza, 116 S Livermore Avenue is no accident. It is representative
Livermorium Plaza with marker in the background image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, June 15, 2022
2. Livermorium Plaza with marker in the background
of Livermorium 116, which is a post-transition metal.


Before Livermorium Plaza was dedicated on June 15, 2022, the former gas station site had to undergo lead and hydrocarbon remediation. Eventually 2,173 tons of lead contaminated soil and 829 tons of hydrocarbon contaminated soil were removed from the site.
 
Regarding Livermorium. The history of Livermorium is etched into the sphere that is freely rotating on a 20psi jet of water the thickness of a business card.
 
Also see . . .
1. Livermorium.
"Located in the bottom right corner of the periodic table of elements, Livermorium was created by bombarding curium targets with calcium at one-tenth the speed of light. Researchers from LLNL worked with scientists from Russia’s Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions on the synthesis of two new super-heavy elements, 114 (Flerovium) and 116 (Livermorium)."
(Submitted on June 15, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.) 

2. Livermorium.
"Livermorium is a synthetic element that was discovered in 2000. It is highly radioactive and unstable element."
(Submitted on June 15, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.) 
 
Livermorium Plaza at night image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 18, 2022
3. Livermorium Plaza at night
June 15, 2022 dedication ceremony image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, June 15, 2022
4. June 15, 2022 dedication ceremony
Ribbon cutting with the mayor, former mayor, city council, lab director, Dept of Energy Under Secretary, and participating scientists.
Livermorium proton/electron represetation embedded in the ground image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 18, 2022
5. Livermorium proton/electron represetation embedded in the ground
Livermorium proton/electron represetation glowing in the dark image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 18, 2022
6. Livermorium proton/electron represetation glowing in the dark
Park Plaque at Livermorium Plaza image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 18, 2022
7. Park Plaque at Livermorium Plaza
Mill Square
in honor of
Calvin J. Stevens
1976
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 15, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. This page has been viewed 174 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 15, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.   3. submitted on August 2, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.   4. submitted on June 15, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.   5, 6. submitted on August 2, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.   7. submitted on August 5, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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