March 31, 2017
“Truly an excellent work is done by CANDLE team. And I think that still much more can be realized at AREAL. And of course, I’ve now got acquainted with AREAL accelerator plans- energy increase from 5 to 50 MeV. You have to and must do it!
You know, it can be a bit more expensive in terms of money, but in core, it’s easier than what has already been done. Since, the main thing, the ultrashort electron beam, is already delivered and it needs to be accelerated a bit more. Everything required is already there.” (Yuri Oganessian)
Yuri Ts. Oganessian is a famous Russian nuclear physicist of Armenian descent, the scientific leader of Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions (FLNR) in Dubna. He is an acknowledged world-leader in the field of synthesizing and exploring new elements. He and his team discovered the heaviest elements in the periodic table.
In November 2016, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) announced that element 118 is named Oganesson (Og) after Yuri Oganessian.