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Primal plasma how many elements

  1. May 23, 2009 #1

    wolram

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    From the primal plasma how many elements (could) have formed that are not detected? or is the larder full.
     
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  3. May 23, 2009 #2

    apeiron

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    Re: Elements

    Do you mean fundamental particles or atomic elements?

    All the kinds of atoms got made up to the limits of stability with humans playing a part in the effort....http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/3313/02.html

    If you mean particles, there are theories predicting wimps and other exotica that could be there and not yet observed.
     
  4. May 24, 2009 #3
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    According to big bang nucleosynthesis all elements heavier than Lithium were formed in stars.
     
  5. May 24, 2009 #4

    wolram

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    Re: Elements

    I meant elements as in the periodic table.
     
  6. May 24, 2009 #5

    Chronos

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    Re: Elements

    Lithium is the heavy weight element from the big bang, as Allday noted. Intergalactic gas clouds strongly corroborate predictions of BB nucleosynthesis. The sprinkling of heavier elements in these enormous structures are believed to be stellar byproducts.
     
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