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Explaining the nuclear structure (...and therefore any other properties like half-life or even mass) is still an open topic of research. The models at disposal (see for example Two-Center Shell Model) which are used for super heavy nuclei searches are generally non ab-initio, therefore no fundamental conclusions can be drawn regarding the underlying physics. ...


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NO Near the big bang temperatures were high enough that nuclei were not important. The binding energies of nuclei were trivial compared to the temperature. There was a sea of (as currently understood) quarks and gluons, so nuclei may have formed for a short time, but would break apart immediately. The best understanding is that what came out was protons ...



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