The Chemistry of the Actinide and Transactinide Elements (Set Vol.1-6): Volumes 1-6 / Edition 4

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The Chemistry of the Actinide and Transactinide Elements is the contemporary and definitive exposition of chemical properties of all of the actinide elements, especially of the technologically important elements uranium and plutonium, as well as the transactinide elements. In addition to the comprehensive treatment of the chemical properties of each element, ions and compounds from atomic number 89 (actinium) through 109 (meitnerium), the multi-volume work has specialized and authoritative chapters on electronic theory, optical and laser fluorescence spectroscopy, X-ray absorption spectroscopy, organoactinide chemistry, thermodynamics, magnetic properties, the metals, coordination chemistry, separations, trace analysis,

The Editors invited teams of authors, who are active practitioners and recognized experts in their specialty, to write each chapter and have endeavored to provide a balanced and insightful treatment of these fascinating elements at the frontier of the periodic table. Because the field has expanded with new spectroscopic techniques and environmental focus, the work now encompasses six volumes. All chapters represent the current state of research in the chemistry of these elements and related fields.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789400702103
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 11/22/2011
  • Edition description: 4th ed. 2011
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 856
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 12.20 (d)

Meet the Author

• Lester R. Morss is the Program Manager for Heavy Element Chemistry at the Office of Science , U.S. Department of Energy in Germantown, Maryland, USA. He was taught actinide chemistry fbyProfessor Burris B. Cunningham, his Ph.D. mentor at the University of California, Berkeley and from 1971 to 1980 he was a member of the chemistry faculty at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA. In 1980, Dr. Morss moved to the Argonne National Laboratory (Illinois, USA), where he remained as an actinide chemist until 2002 . At all of these institutions he carried out research in the inorganic chemistry of lanthanide and actinide elements, with a focus on transuranium elements. His publications were primarily in thermochemistry and structure-bonding relationships among metals, oxides, halides, and coordination complexes. Dr. Morss has had fellowships at the University of Liege, Belgium and at the University of Hannover, Germany (von Humboldt Senior Scientist) and he is also a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

• Norman Edelstein is an emeritus Senior Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). He started his studies in actinide chemistry with Professor Burris B. Cunningham in 1964 at LBNL (then the University of California Radiation Laboratory), USA. Following Professor Cunningham’s untimely death in 1972 he became head of the actinide chemistry group and held that position until his assignment in 2000 and 2001 as temporary Program Manager for Heavy Element Chemistry at the Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy, Germantown, Maryland, USA. His primary research interests are the optical properties, magnetic properties, and electronic structure of the actinides and lanthanides; the general, inorganic and solution chemistry of the actinides; and synchrotron radiation studies of actinides and other environmentally relevant materials. Dr. Edelstein has published over 200 papers on these and other topics and has edited three other volumes on actinide subjects.

• Jean Fuger is Professor Emeritus at the University of Liège, Belgium, where he has taught courses in radiochemistry, analytical chemistry, and related subjects. In the early stages of his career, whilst associated with the Inter-University Institute for Nuclear Sciences (Brussels, Belgium), he made extensive stays at the University of California Radiation Laboratory, Berkeley, USA, with Professor Burris B. Cunningham, from whom he learned various microchemical techniques in actinide chemistry, with emphasis on preparative chemistry and microcalorimetry. From 1986 to 1997 he served as head of the chemistry division and later as deputy director of the European Institute for Transuranium Elements, Karlsruhe, Germany. His research interests are centered on the structural and thermodynamic properties of the lanthanides and actinides and their compounds, as well as the solution chemistry of these elements. He published about 125 papers, and 20 monographs and book chapters on these topics.

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Table of Contents

Volume 1:

1. Introduction (Joseph J. Katz, Lester R. Morss, Norman M. Edelstein and Jean Fuger) 2. Actinium (H. W. Kirby and L. R. Morss) 3. Thorium (Mathias S. Wickleder, Blandine Fourest, and Peter K. Dorhout) 4. Protactinium (Boris F. Myasoedov, H. W. Kirby, and Ivan G. Tananaev) 5. Uranium (Ingmar Grenthe, Janusz Drożdżyński, Takeo Fujino, Edgar C. Buck, Thomas E. Albrecht-Schmitt, and Stephen F. Wolf).

Volume 2:

6. Neptunium (Zenko Yoshida, Stephen G. Johnson, Takaumi Kimura, and John R. Krsul) 7. Plutonium (David L. Clark, Siegfried S. Hecker, Gordon D. Jarvinen, and Mary P. Neu) 8. Americium (Wolfgang H. Runde and Wallace W. Schulz).

Volume 3:

9. Curium (Gregg J. Lumetta, Major C. Thompson, Robert A. Penneman, and P. Gary Eller) 10. Berkelium (David E. Hobart and Joseph R. Peterson) 11. Californium (Richard G. Haire) 12. Einsteinium (Richard G. Haire) 13. Fermium, Mendelevium, Nobelium, and Lawrencium (Robert J. Silva) 14. Transactinide Elements and Future Elements (Darleane C. Hoffman, Diana M. Lee, and Valeria Pershina) 15. Summary and Comparison of Properties of the Actinide and Transactinide Elements (Norman M. Edelstein, Jean Fuger, Joseph J. Katz, and Lester R. Morss) 16. Spectra and Electronic Structures of Free Actinide Atoms and Ions (Earl F. Worden, Jean Blaise, Mark Fred, Norbert Trautmann, and Jean-François Wyart) 17. Theoretical Studies of the Electronic Structure of Compounds of the Actinide Elements (Nikolas Kaltsoyannis, P. Jeffrey Hay, Jun Li, Jean-Philippe Blaudeau, and Bruce E. Bursten) 18. Optical Spectra and Electronic Structure (Guokui Liu and James V. Beitz).

Volume 4:

19. Thermodynamic Properties of Actinides and Actinide Compounds (Rudy J. M. Konings, Lester R. Morss, and Jean Fuger) 20. Magnetic Properties (Norman M. Edelstein and Gerard H. Lander) 21. 5f-Electron Phenomena in the Metallic State (A. J. Arko, John J. Joyce, and Ladia Havela) 22. Actinide Structural Chemistry (Keith E. Gutowski, Nicholas J. Bridges, and Robin D. Rogers) 23. Actinides in Solution: Complexation and Kinetics (Gregory R. Choppin and Mark P. Jensen) 24. Actinide Separation Science and Technology (Kenneth L. Nash, Charles Madic, Jagdish N. Mathur, and Jérôme Lacquement).

Volume 5:

25. Organoactinide Chemistry: Synthesis and Characterization (Carol J. Burns and Moris S. Eisen) 26. Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalytic Processes Promoted by Organoactinides (Carol J. Burns and Moris S. Eisen) 27. Identification and Speciation of Actinides in the Environment (Claude Degueldre) 28. X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy of the Actinides (Mark R. Antonio and Lynda Soderholm) 29. Handling, Storage, and Disposition of Plutonium and Uranium (John M. Haschke and Jerry L. Stakebake) 30. Trace Analysis of Actinides in Geological, Environmental, and Biological Matrices (Stephen F. Wolf) 31. Actinides in Animals and Man (Patricia W. Durbin) Appendix I: Nuclear Spins and Moments of the Actinides (Irshad Ahmad) Appendix II: Nuclear Properties of Actinide and Transactinide Nuclides (Irshad Ahmad)

Volume 6:

32. Actinides in the Geosphere (Wolfgang Runde and Mary P. Neu) 33. Subsurface Interactions of Actinide Species with Microorganisms (Donald T. Reed, Randhir P. Deo, and Bruce E. Rittmann) 34. Nuclear Fuels (Rudy J. M. Konings, Thierry Wiss, and Christine Guéneau) 35. Actinide Waste Forms and Radiation Effects (R. C. Ewing and W. J. Weber) 36. Analytical Chemistry of Plutonium (Kenton J. Moody, Dawn A. Shaughnessy, Karin Casteleyn, Herbert Ottmar, Klaus Lützenkirchen, Maria Wallenius, and Thierry Wiss) 37. Actinide Chalcogenide Compounds (Emmanouil Manos, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis, and James A. Ibers) 38. Molecular Spectroscopy and Reactions of Actinides in the Gas Phase and Cryogenic Matrices (Michael C. Heaven, John K. Gibson, and Joaquim Marçalo) 39. Hydrothermal Synthesis and Crystal Structures of Actinide Compounds (Thomas E. Albrecht-Schmitt, Peter C. Burns, and Sergey V. Krivovichev).

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