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Th Thorium

General Properties. Spectra. Recoil Reactions

  • Robert G. Behrens
  • Michael Bickel
  • Rolf EnglemanJr.
  • Jean Fuger
  • Lawrence E. Grimes
  • Basil Kanellakopulos
  • Daniel J. Lam
  • Kurt Roessler
  • Boyd W. Veal
  • Rudolf Keim
  • Cornelius Keller

Part of the Gmelin Handbook of Inorganic Chemistry / Gmelin Handbuch der Anorganischen Chemie book series (GMELIN, volume T-h / A-E / A / 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-XVI
  2. Rolf Engleman Jr.
    Pages 17-174
  3. Jean Fuger
    Pages 191-198
  4. Kurt Roessler
    Pages 199-246
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 247-249

About this book

Introduction

The present volume describes the general properties of the thorium atom and ions, the thermodynamics of its compounds and solutions, the behavior of solutions and solid com­ pounds under the influence of its own radiation as well as an external radiation field, and spectroscopic data in great detail. The different chapters are of special interest to scientists who work in these fields, and also in the corresponding fields of other elements. In some special fields there exists a detailed knowledge of this radioelement whereas in other fields, such as M6Bbauer spectra, lower oxidation states, or radiation stability, there are large gaps. Due to the fact that the significance 23 of thorium as a breeder fuel ( 2"fh to be converted to fissile 233U after thermal neutron capture) has decreased within the last decade, the behavior of thorium is not as yet so thoroughly investigated as the heavier radioactive element uranium. Many of these data, however, are not only of academic interest, e.g., the knowledge of atomic spectra is needed for some analytical methods, especially in the trace concentration region. Due to the noble gaS-like electronic configuration of the tetravalent ion, there are no absorption bands in the visible region so that in general spectra and data are very scarce. This volume is a very detailed and critically reviewed compilation, written by experts from the Federal Republic of Germany, Belgium, and the United States.

Keywords

German Neutron Oxidation thermodynamics uranium

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert G. Behrens
    • 1
  • Michael Bickel
    • 2
  • Rolf EnglemanJr.
    • 3
  • Jean Fuger
    • 4
  • Lawrence E. Grimes
    • 5
  • Basil Kanellakopulos
    • 2
  • Daniel J. Lam
    • 6
  • Kurt Roessler
    • 7
  • Boyd W. Veal
    • 6
  1. 1.Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA
  2. 2.Kernforschungszentrum KarlsruheKarlsruheFederal Republic of Germany
  3. 3.University of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  4. 4.Institute for Transuranium ElementsCommission of the European CommunitiesKarlsruheFederal Republic of Germany
  5. 5.Weapons LaboratoryKirtland Air Force BaseUSA
  6. 6.Argonne National LaboratoryArgonneUSA
  7. 7.Kernforschungsanlage JülichJülichFederal Republic of Germany

Editors and affiliations

  • Rudolf Keim
    • 1
  • Cornelius Keller
    • 2
  1. 1.Gmelin-InstitutFrankfurt am MainGermany
  2. 2.Schule für KerntechnikKernforschungszentrum KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-07410-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-07412-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-07410-7
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