More nonsense nuclides in the media.
An Armenian citizen was arrested while attempting to smuggle 2.04 grams of a radioactive substance, Lawrencium-103, from Georgia into Turkey, the Georgian Border Police said on October 26.
It said three companions – also Armenian citizens – were also arrested.
I would think that merely creating and accumulating 2 g of any isotope of Lawrencium would be quite an accomplishment! Visible quantities of the metal have never been created, and the chemical properties of the element have only been studied on the scale of a few atoms!
The keen reader will note that Lawrencium has atomic number 103 – this is probably where the “Lawrencium-103” nonsense comes from.
Its most stable isotope is 262Lr, with a half-life of approximately 4 hours. It has no practical applications.