It looks like simple addition: 28 plus 82 = 110. If you had a heavy ion accelerator such as the one at GSI in Darmstadt, Germany, you could bombard a lead target (Pb 82) with nickel ions (Ni 28) moving at 10% of light speed, and perhaps create 3 atoms of element 110. Even if you managed it, the new element would be gone before you could shout “eureka!” But the IUPAC might still allow you to name it for your hometown: Darmstadtium.

Polyester satin, cotton thread, nickel-plated safety pins, black red and gold of German flag

I just discovered a You Tube video from Darmstadt illustrating this! Take a look!

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