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Element 117
2014-05-03 04:46:28

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A superheavy element originally discovered in 2010 by scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and their colleagues has been successfully reproduced by an international team of chemists and physicists, bringing it one step closer to being named, officials from the federally funded research and development center announced on Thursday. In an upcoming edition of the journal Physical Review Letters, Professor...

2014-04-15 12:21:47

Special Algorithm Coupled with Commercial X-ray Scanners May Enable Detection of Small Amounts of Fissile Materials in Luggage WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) the greatest danger to nuclear security comes from terrorists acquiring sufficient quantities of plutonium or highly enriched uranium (HEU) to construct a crude nuclear explosive device. The IAEA also notes that most cases of illicit nuclear...

Californium Could Revolutionize Radioactive Waste Storage
2014-03-25 08:37:40

Florida State University Groundbreaking work by a team of chemists on a fringe element of the periodic table could change how the world stores radioactive waste and recycles fuel. The element is called californium — Cf if you're looking at the Periodic Table of Elements — and it's what Florida State Professor Thomas Albrecht-Schmitt, the lead researcher on the project, calls "wicked stuff." In carefully choreographed experiments, Albrecht-Schmitt and his colleagues found that...

Ununpentium New Member Periodic Table
2013-08-28 10:18:09

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The periodic table of the elements may soon get a new member. A team of Swedish researchers at Lund University have proven the existence of element 115, temporarily dubbed "ununpentium.” The synthesized element was first discovered by a team of American and Russian scientists who claim they made the element in their lab in 2004. The Lund team says that they have confirmed the element’s existence, but that it is still difficult...

Atomic Element 113 Confirmed
2012-09-27 06:10:37

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online To date, the atomic element 113 has been elusive, defying attempts to nail down its properties. But now, researchers at the RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-based Science (RNC) claim to have obtained the most unambiguous data available so far. In experiments at the RIKEN Radioisotope Beam Factory (RIBF), a chain of six alpha decays was produced, conclusively identifying the element through connections to well-known daughter...

The Search For The Island Of Stability
2012-09-19 07:06:57

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international group of researchers, led by the University of Granada, has measured the effects of layers on super-heavy elements, providing useful data on the nuclear structure of these as yet undiscovered elements in nature. The results, reported in Science, might prove useful in locating the "Island of Stability." The team measured the isotopes of nobelium (No) and lawrencium (Lr) using a particle accelerator at the GSI...

2012-03-07 10:46:39

Berkeley Lab Researchers Developing Promising Treatment for Safely Decontaminating Humans Exposed to Radioactive Actinides The New York Times recently reported that in the darkest moments of the triple meltdown last year of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Japanese officials considered the evacuation of the nearly 36 million residents of the Tokyo metropolitan area. The consideration of so drastic an action reflects the harsh fact that in the aftermath of a major radiation...

Names Chosen For Elements 114 And 116
2011-12-02 12:22:03

On Thursday, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) proposed new names for elements 114 and 116. A collaboration of scientists from the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) said that the name Flerovium for element 114 and Livermorium for element 116 were chosen to fit the latest heavy elements. The IUPAC officially accepted elements 114 and 116 as the heaviest elements in June 2011, ten years since...

Three New Elements Added To Periodic Table
2011-11-06 05:55:17

The Periodic Table has gotten a little bit bigger, as the General Assembly of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) voted to approve three new elements on Friday. Those elements, according to Dennis Overbye of the New York Times, are darmstadtium (Ds), roentgenium (Rg), and copernicium (Cn), which have 110, 111, and 112 protons, respectively. None of the elements occur in nature. Rather, they were created at the GSI Society for Heavy Ion Research Laboratory in...

Latest Synthetic elements Reference Libraries

2009-07-17 12:29:12

Fermium is a synthetic, radioactive metallic element. It has the symbol Fm and atomic number 100. It is an element in the actinide series. It is named after nuclear physicist Enrico Fermi. Fermium became the eighth transuranic (having an atomic number greater than 92) element discovered. It was first discovered in 1952 by a team of scientists led by Albert Ghiorso. They found fermium-255 in debris of the first hydrogen bomb explosion from Operation Ivy. Fermium-255 was created when...

2009-07-14 16:50:21

Einsteinium is a metallic synthetic element with the symbol Es and atomic number 99. It became the seventh transuranic (atomic number higher than 99) element produced. It was named for Albert Einstein. It is an element found within the actinoid series which includes Actinium. Though it has only been produced in small amounts, it has been accurately determined to be silver in coloration. Like all synthetic elements, einsteinium isotopes are highly radioactive and are extremely toxic. Besides...

2009-07-14 16:04:19

Curium is a synthetic radioactive chemical element with the symbol Cm and atomic number 96. This transuranic (atomic number greater than 92) element of the actinide series is produced by bombarding plutonium with helium ions. Curium does not occur naturally. A few commercial applications utilize the production of curium, but someday it may be useful in other areas including radioisotope thermoelectric generators. Curium is silvery-white in color and is chemically reactive. It was named for...

2009-07-10 13:01:43

Californium is a metallic chemical element. It has the symbol Cf and the atomic number 98. This is a radioactive transuranic (atomic number greater than 92) element. Californium is used for starting nuclear reactors, optimizing coal power plants, the treatment of cancer, and oil drilling. It was first produced by bombarding curium with helium ions. It was first synthesized in 1950 at UC Berkeley. Californium was the 6th element found with an atomic number higher than 92. It was named after...

2009-07-10 12:40:34

Berkelium is a synthetic radioactive metallic element. It has the symbol Bk and the atomic number 97. It is an actinoid found in the actinide series (which includes actinium). Berkelium was first synthesized by bombarding americium with helium ions. It was named after the University of California, Berkeley. This was the fifth transuranic element to be synthesized. This silvery metal easily oxidizes in air at elevated temperatures and is readily dissolvable in mineral acids. Berkelium was...

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