Chemistry of superheavy elements

  title={Chemistry of superheavy elements},
  author={Matthias Sch{\"a}del},
  journal={Radiochimica Acta},
  pages={579 - 604}
  • M. Schädel
  • Published 1 March 2003
  • Physics
  • Radiochimica Acta
Abstract The chemistry of superheavy elements - or transactinides from their position in the Periodic Table - is summarized. After giving an overview over historical developments, nuclear aspects about synthesis of neutron-rich isotopes of these elements, produced in hot-fusion reactions, and their nuclear decay properties are briefly mentioned. Specific requirements to cope with the one-atom-at-a-time situation in automated chemical separations and recent developments in aqueous-phase and gas… 

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