A Visit To Transurania

A Visit To Transurania
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Out Of Print ... Significant Shelfwear to Cover for a 1974 Book...The synthesis of elements heavier than uranium has opened up new spheres in our knowledge of nature and new fields of nuclear physics and chemistry. The transuranic elements, the heaviest in Mendeleevs Periodic Table, are throwing new light on the structure of the atomic nucleus atrd the mechanisms of reactions between nuclei, enabling us to understand the chemical properties of newly produced elements, and to clarify ideas on the Periodic Law. The story of current nuclear physics is full of surprises and is an intriguing tale of imaginative exploration and painstaking, persistent search, of heartbreaking failure and unexpected results. The author, Elaine Knorre, a science correspondent of the Novosti News Agency, knows many of the people involved personally, and has herself been present at some of the crucial moments in the discovery of new elements. Thus she has an inside knowledge of events and characters that gives her account a personal touch that readers will find attractive and rewarding.

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