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Name Hassium
Symbol Hs
Atomic number 108
Atomic mass 265 amu
Normal state Presumed to be a Solid
Classification Transactinides
Crystal structure Unknown
Color Unknown
Date of discovery 1984
Name of discoverer Peter Armbruster and Gottfried Munzenber
Name origin Taken from the Latin Hassias, meaning Hess, the German state.
Uses None.
Obtained from The first 3 atoms of 265Hs were obtained by bombarding a lead target with 58Fe nuclei.
Hassium is a chemical element with symbol Hs and atomic number 108, named in honor of the German state of Hesse. It is a purely synthetic element as it is not found in nature.