Element 114 received the name flerovium by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) in 2012. Flerovium has the symbol Fl. The element is named for the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions, part of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russia. the Joint Institute is a huge research facility employing scientists from around the world. The element was discovered in a collaborative effort by the Dubna scientists and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California.

Source: Loss, Robert D. and John Corish. “Names and Symbols of the Elements with Atomic Numbers 114 and 116 (IUPAC Recommendations 2012).” Pure and Applied Chemistry, 84.7. June 2012. 1669–72.

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