Is Eka‐Mercury (Element 112) a Group 12 Metal?

Institute of Fundamental Sciences, Massey University, Palmerston North City, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Angewandte Chemie International Edition (Impact Factor: 11.26). 02/2007; 46(10):1663-6. DOI: 10.1002/anie.200604262
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(Graph Presented) Super heavy: According to relativistic Dirac-Kohn-Sham calculations, eka-mercury (element 112) is a semiconductor in the solid state (see band structure; red: filled bands, blue: empty bands). In the absence of relativistic effects, condensed eka-mercury would be a hexagonal close-packed metal similar to zinc and cadmium.

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