1. PF Contest - Win "Conquering the Physics GRE" book! Click Here to Enter
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Man made elements

  1. Apr 9, 2012 #1
    Anyone have a list of man made (replicated) elements?
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 9, 2012 #2


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

  4. Apr 9, 2012 #3
    I looked at those but what about fusion in the tokamak? Is it creating helium when hydrogen collisions occur?
  5. Apr 9, 2012 #4


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor

    Helium, even though it can be "made by man" would not be considered a "man made element" since it exists in nature.
  6. Apr 9, 2012 #5
    Maybe a better title to my post would be "How many natural elements have been made by man..." and is there a list?
  7. Apr 9, 2012 #6
    I think the answer to that is all of them. If you look at an isotope chart, all elements have unstable isotopes, that could only have been made in a lab.
    researchers have basically shot everything at everything. In particular radiation with neutrons and subsequent beta decay will get you nearly everything
  8. Apr 10, 2012 #7
    Meaning, natural elements have been created? What natural elements have been created by combining other elements(not by a star or exploding star)?
  9. Apr 10, 2012 #8


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor

    Like willem2 said, all of them.
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook