In recent decades, physics and chemistry have been active in contributing new words and names to the English word-stock - a fact for which logologists are duly thankful: the more words there are for them to use, the more they can accomplish. Playing only a very minor role in the overall picture have been new names for chemical elements, since progress in discovering or creating additional elements is excruciatingly slow. For quite a number of years, the number of elements with firmly established names has stood at 103, the elements involved spanning the range from HYDROGEN (element 1) to LAWRENCIUM (element 103).
Borgmann, Dmitri A.
"New Elemental VIstas,"
Word Ways: Vol. 20
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol20/iss1/6