Chemistry and physics of the chemical element californium.

Californium - chemical symbol Cf, atomic number 98 - is a radioactive, only atifical available, silverwhite, in three modifications occuring, very reactive, metallic chemical element in the group of actinides (transuranium elements).

Online available information resources about the chemistry and physics of californium.


Information and data about the element
Atom, Orbitals, Radiochemistry
Physics and physical data
Special Information
Group Elements - Information
Synthesis, production
Research facilities and departments

Information and data about the element

Californium, Cf
Chemical and physical properties; comprehensive data. Environmental Chemistry, USA

Californium, Cf
Chemical and physical properties of californium. Visual Elements, Chemsoc, UK

Californium, Cf
Chemical and physical properties. Webelements, UK

Atom, Orbitals, Radiochemistry

Atomic Data for Californium, Cf
The handbook is designed to provide a selection of the most important and frequently used atomic spectroscopic data in an easily accessible format. Basic Atomic Spectroscopic Data. NIST, USA

Isotopes of Californium
All known isotopes of the chemical element californium. Jefferson Lab

Physics and physical data

X-ray properties of Californium
Periodic table of X-ray properties. CSRRI

a-Energies in Energy-Order of Actinides
Isotopes included: Am-239, -241, -243; Cf-248, -252; Cm-240, -241, -242, -243, -244; Np-237; Pu-236, -238, -239, -240, -241, -242, -244; U-232, -233, -236 - Format: PDF

Special Information

Actinides and the Sources of Cosmic Rays
Scientific article. MPG - Format: PDF

Group Elements - Information

Uncovering the Secrets of Actinides: illustrated article, covering the uses of these elements in nuclear chemistry, and related research initiatives

Actinides(III)-Lanthanides Group Separation from Nitric Acid
In this paper, extractants are presented which made it possible to separate actinides(III) and lanthanides from strong nitric acid solutions - Format: PDF

H-bonded transuranium complexes
Model description of the H-bonded transuranium complexes - Format: PDF

Lanthanides and Actinides
Some general points important for quantum chemical studies of systems containing lanthanides and actinides, then briefly summarizes the quantum chemical methods applied so far to study f element systems, and finally focusses on a few characteristic examples. Wiley - Format: PDF

Lanthanides and Actinides
Lecture notes - Format: PDF

Lanthanides and Actinides
General Information. Radiochemistry Society, USA

Metallofullerenes Encapsulating Actinides
Study of Metallofullerenes Encapsulating Actinides - Format: PDF

The Chemical Interactions of Actinides in the Environment
PDF article, FAS (USA) [e]. FAS - Format: PDF

Transuranium Elements
A short introduction

Synthesis, production

Actinide Resin
Group actinide separations/gross alpha measurements - technical info. Eichrom

Extraction Chromatography of actinides and Selected Fission Products
Principles and Achievement of Selectivity. Eichrom


Journal of Nuclear Materials
... publishes high quality papers in materials research relevant to nuclear fission and fusion reactors and high power accelerator technologies, and in closely related aspects of materials science and engineering. Elsevier

Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
An International Journal Dealing with All Aspects and Applications of Nuclear Chemistry. Springer

Radiation Physics and Chemistry
... is a multidisciplinary journal that provides a medium for publication of substantial and original papers, reviews, and technical notes. Elsevier

Research facilities and departments

Institute for Transuranium Elements
The mission of ITU is to provide the scientific foundation for the protection of the European citizen against risks associated with the handling and storage of highly radioactive material


Nuclear Energy Agency
... is a specialised agency within the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), an intergovernmental organisation of industrialised countries, based in Paris, France

Related Books and Scientific Literature: Californium

Book recommendation

L.R. Morss, Norman M. Edelstein, Jean Fuger, Joseph J. Katz

The Chemistry of the Actinide and Transactinide Elements

The Chemistry of the Actinide and Transactinide Elements is the contemporary and definitive exposition of chemical properties of all of the actinide elements, especially of the technologically important elements uranium and plutonium, as well as the transactinide elements. In addition to the comprehensive treatment of the chemical properties of each element, ions and compounds from atomic number 89 (actinium) through 109 (meitnerium), the multi-volume work has specialized and authoritative chapters on electronic theory, optical and laser fluorescence spectroscopy, X-ray absorption spectroscopy, organoactinide chemistry, thermodynamics, magnetic properties, the metals, coordination chemistry, separations, trace analysis.

The fourth edition of "The Chemistry of the Actinide and Transactinide Elements" comprises all chapters in volumes 1 through 5 of the third edition (published in 2006) plus a new volume 6. To remain consistent with the plan of the first edition, to provide a comprehensive and uniform treatment of the chemistry of the actinide [and transactinide] elements for both the nuclear technologist and the inorganic and physical chemist, and to be consistent with the maturity of the field, the fourth edition is organized in three parts.

Springer; 2011

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