The Chemistry of Superheavy Elements

Editors: Schädel, Matthias, Shaughnessy, Dawn (Eds.)

  • Provides complete coverage of the superheavy elements beginning with atomic number 104
  • The contributing authors have made vast contributions to understanding the physics and chemistry of the superheavy elements in the past decades
  • A complete up-to-date source for advanced teachers and students of nuclear chemistry
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About this book

The second edition of "The Chemistry of the Superheavy Elements" provides a complete coverage of the chemistry of a series of elements beginning with atomic number 104 – the transactinides or superheavy elements – including their nuclear properties and production in nuclear reactions at heavy-ion accelerators. The contributors to this work include many renowned scientists who, during the last decades, have made vast contributions towards understanding the physics and chemistry of these elusive elements, both experimentally and theoretically. The main emphasis here is on demonstrating the fascinating studies involved in probing the architecture of the Periodic Table at its uppermost end, where relativistic effects drastically influence chemical properties. All known chemical properties of these elements are described together with the experimental techniques applied to study these short-lived man-made elements one atom-at-a-time. The status of theoretical chemistry and of empirical models is presented as well as aspects of nuclear physics. In addition, one chapter outlines the meanderings in this field from a historical perspective and the search for superheavy elements in Nature.

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From the book reviews:

“As the seventh period of the periodic table has been filled in, chemists will be interested to know how these elements were made and whether the periodic trends remain true. This book addresses this topic, including the limited chemistry that is known in specific cases. … Readers seeking a clear explanation of how these elements are synthesized and characterized will find this a valuable resource. … Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers/faculty.” (J. A. Bartz, Choice, Vol. 52 (3), November, 2014)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Synthesis of Superheavy Elements

    Moody, Kenton J.

    Pages 1-81

  • Nuclear Structure of Superheavy Elements

    Herzberg, Rolf-Dietmar

    Pages 83-133

  • Theoretical Chemistry of the Heaviest Elements

    Pershina, Valeria

    Pages 135-239

  • Fundamental and Experimental Aspects of Single Atom-at-a-Time Chemistry

    Naour, Claire (et al.)

    Pages 241-260

  • Experimental Techniques

    Türler, Andreas (et al.)

    Pages 261-308

Buy this book

eBook $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-37466-1
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $229.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-37465-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $229.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-50017-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Chemistry of Superheavy Elements
Editors
  • Matthias Schädel
  • Dawn Shaughnessy
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-37466-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-37466-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-37465-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-50017-0
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XIII, 521
Number of Illustrations and Tables
169 b/w illustrations, 48 illustrations in colour
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