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Transuranium Elements: A Half Century

Edited By: L Morss

American Chemical Society

Paperback | Jan 1992 | #34574 | ISBN: 0841222193
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This work honours 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. It opens with a comprehensive review by Glenn T. Seaborg of the discovery of transuranium elements and his perspective on the future of the field. It 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.


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 ]4'Pu; 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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