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Author Hoffman, Darleane C.
Title The transuranium people : the inside story / Darleane C. Hoffman, Albert Ghiorso, Glenn T. Seaborg.
Imprint London : Imperial College Press ; River Edge, N.J. : Distributed by World Scientific, ©2000.

Author Hoffman, Darleane C.
Subject Radiochemistry.
Uranium alloys.
Transuranium elements.
Alt Name Ghiorso, Albert.
Seaborg, Glenn T. (Glenn Theodore), 1912-1999.
Description 1 online resource (xciii, 467 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Ch. 1. Introduction. 1.1. The pretransuranium story -- 1.2. Early days at the Berkeley Radiation Laboratory -- 1.3. Transplutonium elements -- 1.4. Current status -- ch. 2. Neptunium and plutonium. 2.1. Discovery and isolation of neptunium -- 2.2. Discovery of plutonium -- ch. 3. The plutonium people. 3.1. The Metallurgical (plutonium) Project -- 3.2. Evolution of the bismuth phosphate process -- 3.3. The Clinton Plant -- 3.4. Ultramicrochemistry -- 3.5. Isolation of plutonium -- 3.6. The Hanford Plant -- 3.7. The Los Alamos Laboratory -- 3.8. Some other early contributors -- 3.9. Properties of plutonium -- 3.10. Publication -- 3.11. The Franck report -- 3.12. Disposal of plutonium -- ch. 4. Americium and curium -- ch. 5. Berkelium and Californium. 5.1. Introduction -- 5.2. Reminiscences on the discovery of Berkelium and Californium -- ch. 6. The "Big Bang": discovery of einsteinium and fermium. 6.1. The view from Los Alamos -- 6.2. The view from Berkeley -- 6.3. Naming of elements 99 and 100 -- 6.4. Microscopic quantities -- 6.5. Publication -- 6.6. Limits to production -- 6.7. Role of spontaneous fission -- 6.8. Commemorative symposium -- 6.9. Outline of important points in the history of elements 99 and 100 -- ch. 7. Mendelevium. 7.1. Introduction -- 7.2. Tribute to Stanley G. Thompson -- 7.3. 25th anniversary symposium -- 7.4. Introductory remarks on the 1980 symposium -- 7.5. Reminiscences from the 1980 symposium -- 7.6. Conclusion -- ch. 8. Nobelium and lawrencium. 8.1. Introduction -- 8.2. Nobelium (Element 102) -- 8.3. Lawrencium (Element 103) -- ch. 9. Rutherfordium and hahnium. 9.1. Introduction -- 9.2. Review of 104 and 105 discovery claims -- 9.3. Recent chemical studies of rutherfordium and hahnium -- ch. 10. Seaborgium. 10.1. Discovery -- 10.2. The "untold story" of seaborgium -- 10.3. Independent confirmation and naming of element 106 -- 10.4. First studies of chemical properties of seaborgium -- ch. 11. Bohrium (107), Hassium (108), and Meitnerium (109). 11.1. Introduction: The UNILAC -- 11.2. Cold fusion -- 11.3. SHIP -- 11.4. Bohrium (Element 107) -- 11.5. Hassium (Element 108) -- 11.6. Meitnerium (Element 109) -- ch. 12. Elements 110, 111, and 112. 12.1. Element 110 -- 12.2. Element 111 -- 12.3. Element 112 -- ch. 13. Naming controversies and the Transfermium Working Group. 13.1. Establishment of the Transfermium Working Group -- 13.2. TWG visit to Berkeley -- 13.3. Assignment of priority of discovery for elements 101 through 109 -- 13.4. Naming by the IUPAC and protest -- 13.5. Names for elements 110, 111, and 112 -- ch. 14. Searches for the superheavy elements. 14.1. Introduction -- 14.2. Early searches for SHE in nature -- 14.3. Early searches for SHE at accelerators -- 14.4. Summary of results up to 1978 -- 14.5. Searches for SHE since 1978 -- 14.6. Some notable "nondiscoveries" of SHE -- 14.7. Future searches for SHE -- ch. 15. Reflections and predictions.
Summary In this highly interesting book, three pioneering investigators provide an account of the discovery and investigation of the nuclear and chemical properties of the twenty presently known transuranium elements. The neutron irradiation of uranium led to the discovery of nuclear fission in 1938 and then to the first transuranium element, neptunium (atomic number 93), in 1940. Plutonium (94) quickly followed and the next nine elements completed the actinide series by 1961. Investigation of the chemical properties of the actinides was followed more recently by chemical studies of the first three transactinides - rutherfordium (104), hahnium (105), and seaborgium (106). Recent discoveries have extended the known elements to 112.
ISBN 1860943098 (electronic bk.)
9781860943096 (electronic bk.)
1860940870
9781860940873
OCLC # 49570028
Additional Format Print version: Hoffman, Darleane C. Transuranium people. London : Imperial College Press ; River Edge, N.J. : Distributed by World Scientific, ©2000 1860940870