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Trans-Iron Element

(elements with atomic number greater than that of iron)

A Trans-Iron Element is an element with an atomic number greater than 26 (Iron (Fe)). Their origin is of interest because the the processes that synthesize elements (Nucleosynthesis) generally work up to iron from below and since iron is highly stable, generally do not continue to produce heavier elements.


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http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_elements_are_formed_during_a_nova_or_supernova

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