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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. ...


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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