110Ds Darmstadtium

Year Discovered


Discovered By

S. Hoffmann, V. Ninov, F. Hessberger, P. Armbruster and G. Munzenberg and others of Germany

Biological Rating

Not necessary for life.


Darmstadtium is a highly radioactive metal. It has never been found naturally and only a few atoms have been produced in laboratories. Its chemistry and appearance are not known with any certainty, although the chemistry is believed to be similar to platinum. Darmstadtium is too rare to have any commercial or industrial application. The most stable isotope of Darmstadtium has a half-life of a fraction of a thousandth of a second.

Biological Benefits

Darmstadtium has no biological use.

Role in Life Processes

No known benefits for life processes in plants and animals.


Darmstadtium is obtained by the fusion process of bombarding lead with nickel.