Moscovium , Element 115

The synthetic chemical element with atomic number 115 is called Moscovium [Mc].

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Moscovium was first synthesized in the year 2003 by a joint team of American and Russian scientists. He conducted his research at the Joint Nuclear Research Institute (JINR) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Dubna, California, Russia. The element was previously labeled as unupentium, a placeholder name that translates as one-by-five in Latin. It was officially renamed Moscovium on 28 November 2016, honoring the Moscow Oblast in which JINR is located.

quick Facts

Icon Element K 115: Mc
Atomic Number of Element 115: 115
Atomic Weight of Element 115: 288
Period of Element 115: 7
Group : 15 {pnictogen Family}
Vb (IUPAC), Va (Cas)
Metals, Radioactive, Synthetic.
Section : P
Arrangement [IUPAC] Symbol and Name Ununpyrium [UUP]
Solid State at Room Temperature
Electrons per Shell 2 8 18 32 32 18 5

*Atomic weights for synthetic trans-uranium elements are based on the longest-lived isotope of the element.

Electronic Configuration of Element 115

rn] 5f14 6d10 7s2 7p3
1s2 2s2 2p6 3s2 3p6 3d10 4s2 4p6 4d10 5s2 5p6 4f14 5d10 6s2 6p6 5f14 6d10 7s2 7p3

Element 115’s orbital diagram

2s p 2p ppp
3s 3p pp 3d pppp
4s d 4p 4d f 4f
5s d 5p 5d f 5f
6s d 6p pp 6d pppp 6f 7s
p 7p pp 7 7d XNUMXf

Composition of element 115


Properties of Element 115

• Moscovium is a highly radioactive, synthetic element that is classified as a metal and is considered a solid at room temperature.
Moscovium is a member of the 7th period in the p-block transactinides and is grouped as the 15th heaviest penictogen.

How is element 115 (Moscovium) made?

Atoms of ericarium-243 are bombarded with ions of calcium-48 with the help of a device called a cyclotron. This yields one atom of moscovium-287 and three atoms of moscovium-288.
All four atoms, however, are rapidly formed in other elements such as nihonium-285 [atomic number 113].

Element 115: Atomic Stability

In super-heavy elements, two types of radioactive decay are possible: alpha-decay and spontaneous fission.
Alpha decay: Discovered by Henri Becquerel in 1898, refers to the spontaneous emission of an alpha particle or [4He2] by a dense nucleus. This form of decay can be observed in nuclei heavier than lead.
Spontaneous fission: Discovered by Georges Florov and Konstantin Petrjac in 1940, refers to the spontaneous splitting of a nucleus into two fragments. This form of decay is seen in actinides and transactinides.

In 1969 a new theory predicted that the stability of an atom is expected to increase along the range (mass between 280 and 300) of neutron-rich nuclei. Near the ‘magic’ numbers of protons and neutrons, Z = 114 and N = 184, a range of relatively stable elements are found.
288Mc115 has an odd number of protons and neutrons (Z = 115, N = 173). Such a configuration prevents spontaneous fission, so it is expected that the nucleus will undergo alpha decay.

The emission of an alpha particle from 288M115 forms the nucleus of element 113 i.e. nihonium. This nucleus again decides to produce element 111, which then follows the same pattern to form element 109, and so on. On each step, we move away from the magic number N = 184. Due to this, the nucleus becomes more stable towards alpha decay and more prone to spontaneous fission, and finally, the chain is terminated by spontaneous fission.

Element 115 Isotopes:

There are four isotopes of moscovium, meaning that scientists have managed to create d 4 different ‘versions’ of moscovium, each with a unique number of neutrons.
The most stable isotope moscovium-290 has a half-life of only 220 milliseconds, i.e. half the atoms of moscovium break up into different atoms in 220 milliseconds.
Due to its radioactive nature and rapid decay factor, it has not been possible to synthesize the element in large quantities.

Element 115 Gravitational Waves:

The Gravity Bee Field is the core of all matter. However, a heavy element like moscovium possesses additional gravity A waves. This gravity A wave extends past the periphery of the atom. Due to which the element has its own gravitational field.

No naturally occurring element on Earth has a sufficient number of protons and neutrons to have a cumulative gravitational A field, which further extends the periphery of the atom to be accessible. Even though the Gravity A wave extends infinitely against the periphery of the atom, it is accessible, and has a wavelength, amplitude, and frequency. Once Gravity A wave is accessed, we can amplify it in a way that amplifies other electromagnetic waves. A wave of amplified gravity can then be focused to a desired destination to cause the space/time distortion required for practical space travel.

The power of this amplified gravitational A wave is immense. The only naturally occurring gravitational source that can distort this space/time is a black hole.

Uses element 115. moscovium uses

• At present, scientists are able to produce only a few moscovium atoms. These atoms are mainly used for research purposes.
• After undergoing alcohol decay, moscovium is used to make metal sprouts or nihonium.
• Being a completely synthetic element, it has no significant biological role. Due to its rapid decay, its effect on nature is also negligible.

Element 115: Bob Ledger’s Conspiracy Principle

In 1989, Bob Lazar [an American physicist/conspiracy theorist] stated that UFOs or extraterrestrial spacecraft recovered by the US government were powered by a mysterious ‘Element 115’. At that time, no knowledge of ‘Element 115’ existed. Therefore, the statements made by Lazarus were dismissed as irrational.

In 2003, his claims gained more credibility when some Russian scientists succeeded in producing the mysterious element. However, the scientific version of ‘Element 115’ or Moscovium is quite different from that described by Bob Lazarus.
Element 115, according to Lazarus, is the main source of fuel for extraterrestrial spacecraft and can be considered a major power source. However, the scientifically synthesized element 115, i.e. moscovium, decays in less than a second, making it incapable of being used for anything.

Element 115: Urban Myths

After Bob Lazarus introduced element 115 into the supernatural domain, it has become the core of urban alien myths.

zombie element

Element 115 playing a mysterious zombie element in Call of Duty [Video Game]. In the game, exposure to element 115 can cause confusion, memory loss, and lead to dead cells.


In the X-COM franchise, Element 115 or Ellerium appears as the source of energy for all foreign technologies. Aleurium cannot be synthesized on Earth. This can only be obtained from foreign bases.

deep secret

In the dark regime, element-115 is referred to as the substance that can literally hide the secrets of the universe.

Element 115 or Moscovium still holds a lot of mysteries that can only be revealed by future research.