# What is advantage of creating elements that disappear in a flash?

More than dozen of heavy elements of periodic table do not occur naturally but are prepared artificially at nuclear reactors.. These elements are said to disappear in a flash..

So, why invest lot of money for the discovery of such elements? What are the advantages of such elements which disappear in a flash?

The Island of Stability is believed to be centered around 120 protons and 180 neutrons. Element 118 $\ce{^194Uuo}$ has been produced, and while its most stable isotope has a half-life of only 0.89 ms, it is very close to the island of stability and there may be a heavier, more stable isotope of $\ce{Uuo}$ out there.