Transuranium Elements: A Half Century

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Honors the chemists, physicists, materials scientists, and engineers who were the pioneers of transuranium research in the 1940s with reviews of the discoveries of transuranium elements and of the chemical foundations of transuranium-research, written by the pioneers themselves. Opens with a comprehensive review by Glenn T. Seaborg of the discovery of transuranium elements and his perspective on the future of the field. Emphasizes contemporary research with articles on nuclear chemistry and physics; spectroscopy, photophysics, and photochemistry; inorganic and analytical chemistry; materials physics and chemistry; and solution and environmental chemistry of the transuranium elements.

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Papers from an international symposium to commemorate the discovery of transuranium elements, held at the 200th ACS National Meeting in Washington, DC, August 1990. Many of the pioneers of transuranium research in the 1940s present papers in a section devoted to historical viewpoints. Contemporary research is addressed with articles in the areas of: spectroscopy, photophysics, and photochemistry; chemistry; separations and thermodynamics; nuclear physics and chemistry; materials physics; materials chemistry; and analytical/chemistry. Acidic paper. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Argonne National Laboratory

European Institute for Transuranium Elements

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Table of Contents

Transuranium Elements: Their Impact on Science and Technology
Transuranium Elements: A Half Century
Discovery of Neptunium
Chemistry of Plutonium Revealed
The Transuranium Elements; Members of the 5f Series
Early Days in the "Met Lab": Organization and Planning in Scientific Research
Early Chemical Contributions in Los Alamos
"Dry Chemistry" and Initiatory Thermodynamics at the Metallurgical Laboratory
Nuclear and Chemical Properties of Elements 103, 104, and 105
Production of Plutonium-237
Mass and Alpha Spectrometry for the Determination of the Half-Life of ²]4¹Pu
Plutonium Determination by Isotope Dilution Technique with Mass and Alpha Spectrometry
Highly Enriched Isotope Samples of Uranium and Transuranium Elements for Scientific Investigation
Unusual High-Temperature Behavior of Neptunium and Plutonium Systems
Magnetic and Optical Properties of Np and Pu Ions and Compounds
Detection and Speciation of Trace Amounts of Neptunium and Plutonium
Photochemical Removal of NpF[6 and PuF[6 from UF[6 Gas Streams
Vibronic Interaction and Crystal Structure Distortion in Cm]4]+ in CeF[4
Ion-Ion Interaction and Energy Transfer of 4+ Transuranium Ions in Cerium Tetrafluoride
Investigation of Neptunium (V) Reduction to Neptunium (IV) by Semiconductor Photocatalysis f-Element Compound Synthesis Employing Powerful Halogenating Agents
Cationic Speciation in Nonaqueous Media: Uranium, Neptunium, and Plutonium in Oxidation States III and IV
The Chemistry of Uranium (VI), Neptunium (VI), and Plutonium (VI) in Aqueous Carbonate Solutions
The Lanthanides and Actinides: Among Other Groups of Elements in Mendeleev's System
Transuranium Organometallic Elements: The Next Generation
Gas-Phase Uranium Ion Reactions with 2,4,6-Tri-t-butylphenol and 1,3,5-Tri-t-butylbenzene: Fourier Transform-Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry
Characterization of the Plutonium-Water Reaction: Reaction Kinetics Between 200 and 350° C
Reduction of Neptunium (VI) by Organic Compounds
The Complexation Behavior of Neptunium and Plutonium with Nitrilotriacetic Acid
Catalyzed Electrolytic Plutonium Oxide Dissolution: The Past 17 Years and Future Potential
Aqueous Chemistry of Neptunium and Plutonium: Studies in the USSR
Recovery of Neptunium, Plutonium, and Americium from Highly Active Waste: Trialkylphosphine Oxide Extraction
3-Phenyl-4-benzoyl-5-isoxazolone: A Novel Extractant for Pu(IV) and Am(III)
Metallic Covalency in Actinide Compounds
Nuclear Hyperfine Techniques in the Study of Transuranium Materials
Surface Electronic Structure and Chemisorption of Plutonium and Uranium
Magnetization Measurements on Single Crystals of Neptunium Monopnictides
High-Pressure Phases and Compressibility of Neptunium and Plutonium Compounds
Electronic, Structural, and Transport Properties of (Almost) Rare-Earth-Like Actinide Hydrides
Hydrolysis of Plutonium: Plutonium-Oxygen Phase Diagram
The Pivotal Position of Plutonium in the Systematics of Actinide Metals and Compounds
Defect Chemistry of Plutonium Compounds
Formation of Lithium Plutonates by the Reaction of Lithium Nitrate and Lithium Hydroxide with PuO[2
Mechanisms of the Rapid Dissolution of Plutonium Dioxide in Acidic Media under Oxidizing or Reducing Conditions
Complex Formation of the Lanthanides and Actinides in Lower Oxidation States
Synthesis and Identification of (NH[4)[2PuCl[6 and (NH[4)[2UCl[6 and Preparation of PuCl[3
Homogeneous Oxalate Precipitation of Pu(III)
Transuranium Reference Measurements and Reference Materials
Airborne Transuranium Elements: Progress in Rapid Detection
Development of Neptunium and Plutonium Chemistry: Contribution of Electrochemical Research
A New Chemical Assay Standard for Plutonium

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