The Transuranium Elements

  • V. I. Gol’danskii
  • S. M. Polikanov
Part of the Studies in Soviet Science book series (STSS)


When Mendeleev formulated the periodic table in 1869, only 63 elements were known, whose disposition in the table clearly reflected their chemical properties, while leaving empty spaces to be filled by undiscovered elements. The researches of more than half a century revealed a further 25 elements.


Radioactive Decay Radiative Capture Spontaneous Fission Fission Barrier Transuranium Element 
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© Consultants Bureau, New York 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. I. Gol’danskii
    • 1
  • S. M. Polikanov
    • 2
  1. 1.Nuclear Chemistry Division, Institute of Chemical PhysicsAcademy of Sciences of the USSRMoscowUSSR
  2. 2.Joint Institute for Nuclear ResearchDubnaUSSR

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