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transuranic elements

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry.

Elements with an atomic number greater than 92, i.e. elements above uranium in the periodic table. Most of these elements are unstable and have short half-lives. See also transactinide...

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transuranic elements

William H. Brock.

in The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science

January 2003; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology. 536 words.

Glenn T. Seaborg popularized the term “transuranic elements” after the declassification of information on the elements with atomic numbers greater

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transuranic elements

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry.

Elements with an atomic number greater than 92, i.e. elements above uranium in the periodic table. Most of these elements are unstable and have short half-lives. See also transactinide...

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transuranic elements

Edited by John Daintith.

in A Dictionary of Chemistry

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Chemistry. 32 words.

Elements with an atomic number greater than 92, i.e. elements above uranium in the *periodic table. Most of

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transuranic elements

Edited by Richard Rennie and Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Chemistry

January 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Chemistry. 33 words.

Elements with an atomic number greater than 92, i.e. elements above uranium in the *periodic table. Most of these elements are unstable and have short half-lives. ...

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transuranic elements

Chris Park and Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science). 41 words.

Elements beyond *uranium in the periodic table, i.e. elements with an atomic number higher than 92. All are radioactive

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transuranic elements

Chris Park and Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science). 41 words.

Elements beyond *uranium in the periodic table, i.e. elements with an atomic number higher than 92. All are radioactive

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transuranic elements

in A Dictionary of Physics

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 18 words.

Elements with an atomic number greater than 92, i.e. elements above uranium in the periodic table.

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transuranic elements

Edited by Richard Rennie and Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Physics

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 19 words.

Elements with an atomic number greater than 92, i.e. elements above uranium in the *periodic table.

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transuranic elements

Edited by Jonathan Law and Richard Rennie.

in A Dictionary of Physics

January 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 19 words.

Elements with an atomic number greater than 92, i.e. elements above uranium in the *periodic table.

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transuranic elements

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 70 words.

Elements with atomic numbers higher than that of uranium (92), the best known of which are members of the actinide

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neptunium

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 70 words.

Radioactive metallic element, the first of the transuranic elements of the actinide series. Discovered in 1940 by US physicists

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mendelevium

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 68 words.

Radioactive, metallic element that is the ninth of the transuranic elements in the actinide series. US physicist Albert Ghiorso

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Seaborg, Glenn Theodore (1912–1999)

Edited by Market House Books.

in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Biographical Studies. 272 words.

US chemist, who was awarded the 1951 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his discovery of a large number of transuranic elements....

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element

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry.

A substance that cannot be decomposed into simpler substances. In an element, all the atoms have the same number of protons or electrons, although the number of neutrons may vary. There are...

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mendelevium

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry — Physics.

Symbol Md. A radioactive metallic transuranic element belonging to the actinoids; a.n. 101; mass number of the first discovered nuclide 256 (half-life 1.3 hours). Several short-lived...

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supertransuranics

Overview page. Subjects: Physics.

A set of relatively stable elements with atomic numbers around 114 and mass numbers of about 298 predicted to exist beyond the transuranic elements. In spite of the difficulties of...

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The atom factories: making new elements

in The Elements

April 2004; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Chemistry; History of Science and Technology. 8091 words.

‘The atom factories: making new elements’ explores the synthesis of new elements. The transmutation of new elements is only possible due to radioactivity. Rutherford discovered that...

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Problems in Defining the Minimum Detectable Activity in Lung Measurement of Low Energy Photon Emitters

P. Battisti, C.M. Castellani, H. Doerfel and G. Tarroni.

in Radiation Protection Dosimetry

July 2000; p ublished online July 2000 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Nuclear Chemistry, Photochemistry, and Radiation. 0 words.

An intercalibration campaign has been carried out in Italy aimed at evaluating and comparing the performances of NaI(Tl), phoswich and HPGe based detector systems for measurement of...

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curium

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry — Physics.

Symbol Cm. A radioactive metallic transuranic element belonging to the actinoids; a.n. 96; mass number of the most stable isotope 247 (half-life 1.64 × 107 years); r.d. (calculated) 13.51;...

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Georgii Nikolaevich Flerov

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics.

(1913–1991) Russian nuclear physicist

Born at Rostov-on-Don, now in Russia, and educated at the Leningrad Industrial Institute of Science, Flerov started his career at the...

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