Chemistry of heavy ion reactions

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The use of heavy ions to induce nuclear reactions was reported as early as 1950. Since that time it has been one of the most active areas of nuclear research. Intense beams of ions as heavy as uranium with energies high enough to overcome the Coulomb barriers of even the heaviest elements are available. The wide variety of possible reactions gives rise to a multitude of products which have been studied by many ingenious chemical and physical techniques. Chemical techniques have been of special value for the separation and unequivocal identification of low yield species from the plethora of other ... continued below

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Hoffman, D.C. October 1, 1988.

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The use of heavy ions to induce nuclear reactions was reported as early as 1950. Since that time it has been one of the most active areas of nuclear research. Intense beams of ions as heavy as uranium with energies high enough to overcome the Coulomb barriers of even the heaviest elements are available. The wide variety of possible reactions gives rise to a multitude of products which have been studied by many ingenious chemical and physical techniques. Chemical techniques have been of special value for the separation and unequivocal identification of low yield species from the plethora of other nuclides present. Heavy ion reactions have been essential for the production of the trans-Md elements and a host of new isotopes. The systematics of compound nucleus reactions, transfer reactions, and deeply inelastic reactions have been elucidated using chemical techniques. A review of the variety of chemical procedures and techniques which have been developed for the study of heavy ion reactions and their products is given. Determination of the chemical properties of the trans-Md elements, which are very short-lived and can only be produced an ''atom-at-a-time'' via heavy ion reactions, is discussed. 53 refs., 19 figs.

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NTIS, PC A03/MF A01 - OSTI; 1.

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  • 2. international conference on nuclear and radiochemistry, Brighton, UK, 11 Jul 1988

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  • Other: DE89006668
  • Report No.: LBL-26277
  • Report No.: CONF-8807133-2
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6435585
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1205328

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Hoffman, D.C. Chemistry of heavy ion reactions, article, October 1, 1988; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1205328/: accessed November 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.