Moscovium was discovered by the combined efforts of Yuri Oganessian and Ken Moody in 2003. The element was discovered as a result of the fusion of Calcium 48 and Americium 243. The calcium ions were accelerated in a cylcotron and combined with americium atoms. The element is named after Moscow, in respect of the contribution that the Russian team played. It is predicted to have properties similar to Bismuth.
Joint Institute for Nuclear Researh and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory