Darmstadtium is a synthetic chemical element created in the laboratory. With a half life of 12.7 seconds Darmstadtium is ahard element to study. It does not exist in nature. It is named after the city of Darmstadt, Germany, the location of the Institute for Heavy Ion Research. A team lead by Sigurd Hofmann discovered the element in 1994. As so little of it has been created the melting and boiling point have not been analysed.
Heavy Ion Research Laboratory (HIRL)
It has no significant commercial applications.
Made by bombarding bismuth-209 with cobolt-59.