Copernicium is a chemical element created in the laboratory with radioactive properties. Copernicium has a half life of around 28 seconds. It is name after the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. It was discovered in Darmstadt, Germany, at the Institute for Heavy Ion Research in 1996. A team led by Sigurd Hofmann and Victor Ninov. As so little of it has been created the melting and boiling point have not been analysed.
Heavy Ion Research Laboratory (HIRL)