Modern Nuclear Chemistry

ISBN-10: 0471115320
ISBN-13: 9780471115328
Edition: 2006
List price: $163.00
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Description: This work provides up-to-date coverage of the latest research as well as examinations of the theoretical and practical aspects of nuclear and radiochemistry.

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List price: $163.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/18/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 688
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

This work provides up-to-date coverage of the latest research as well as examinations of the theoretical and practical aspects of nuclear and radiochemistry.

Born in Ishepeming, Michigan, Glenn Seaborg received a degree in chemistry from the University of California at Los Angeles. He then studied at the University of California at Berkeley, where he received a Ph.D. and taught until World War II. During the war Seaborg worked at the University of Chicago on the Manhattan Project. He was a leader of the team that discovered the transuranic elements plutonium, americium, and curium. This work led to the development of a method of separating plutonium from uranium in quantities large enough to make an atomic bomb. After World War II Seaborg continued his research on the creation of the transuranium elements. In 1951 he shared the Nobel Prize for discoveries in the chemistry of these elements with Edwin McMillan. Seaborg is codiscoverer of the elements Berkelium, Californium, Einsteinium, Fermium, Mendelevium, and Nobelium. He has spent most of his postwar professional life at the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory. From 1961 to 1971 he also served as chairman of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.

Preface
Introductory Concepts
Nuclear Properties
Radioactive Decay Kinetics
Radiotracers
Nuclear Forces
Nuclear Structure
A Decay
B Decay
y-Ray Decay
Nuclear Reactions
Fission
Nuclear Reactions in Nature: Nuclear Astrophysics
Analytical Applications of Nuclear Reactions
Reactors and Accelerators
The Transuranium Elements
Nuclear Reactor Chemistry
Interaction of Radiation with Matter
Radiation Detectors
Radiochemical Techniques
Fundamental Constants and Conversion Factors
Nuclear Wallet Cards
Periodic Table of Elements
List of Elements
Elements of Quantum Mechanics
Index

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