The Island

Polonium to Uranium

The last stage of nuclear structure is The Island named because although there are no stable nuclei in this region, a few long-lived nuclei do exist. The length of half-lives of the nuclei beyond the voids depends on how forces and balance of these very large nuclei is reached. The ?center? most stable nuclei in the island are marked by its longest lived member, uranium238. If this stage were to reach completion there would be with 114 protons and 174 neutrons, which would make element Ununquadium288. If this stage follows the what happens in the other stages the most stable nucleus should be one or two proton less than 114 or about 112 protons and 172 neutrons for Ununbium284