The transuranium elements: From neptunium and plutonium to element 112

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Beginning in the 1930`s, both chemists and physicists became interested in synthesizing new artificial elements. The first transuranium element, Np, was synthesized in 1940. Over the past six decades, 20 transuranium elements have been produced. A review of the synthesis is given. The procedure of naming the heavy elements is also discussed. It appears feasible to produce elements 113 and 114. With the Berkeley Gas-filled Separator, it should be possible to reach the superheavy elements in the region of the spherical Z=114 shell, but with fewer neutrons than the N=184 spherical shell. 57 refs, 6 figs.

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Hoffman, D.C. July 26, 1996.

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Beginning in the 1930`s, both chemists and physicists became interested in synthesizing new artificial elements. The first transuranium element, Np, was synthesized in 1940. Over the past six decades, 20 transuranium elements have been produced. A review of the synthesis is given. The procedure of naming the heavy elements is also discussed. It appears feasible to produce elements 113 and 114. With the Berkeley Gas-filled Separator, it should be possible to reach the superheavy elements in the region of the spherical Z=114 shell, but with fewer neutrons than the N=184 spherical shell. 57 refs, 6 figs.

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  • NATO Advanced Study Institute on actinides and the environment, Crete (Greece), 7-19 Jul 1996

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  • Other: DE96050487
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--124728
  • Report No.: CONF-9607139--3
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 375903
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc687661

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Hoffman, D.C. The transuranium elements: From neptunium and plutonium to element 112, article, July 26, 1996; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc687661/: accessed August 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.