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On Beyond Uranium: Journey to the End of the Periodic Table

Biography / Memoir

Series: Science Spectra Series

By: Sigurd Hofmann

144 pages, B/w photos, figs

Taylor & Francis

Paperback | Dec 2003 | #138341 | ISBN: 0415284961
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Hardback | Dec 2003 | #138340 | ISBN: 0415284953
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Contains new concepts and tells the story of the author's quest to discover chemical elements never before known to man.


The Landscape. Elements Created in Stars. Synthetic Elements. Elements made with Light Ion Beams form 'Small' Cyclotrons. Hot Fusion and Controversial Discoveries - Elements 102 to 106 6. Cold Fusion and 'Big' Cyclotrons. The Dream - Uranium Beams. Models, Cross-section and Fusion. New Techniques - Kinematic Separators and Position-Sensitive Detectors. New Elements and other Stories - from Bohrium to Meitnerium. The Year 1998 - a New Beginning. Three more Elements - 110, 111 and 112. Names mean more than Numbers. Attack on the Domain of Superheavies - Elements 114, 116 and 118. Epilogue.

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