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Title: Chemical signatures for superheavy elementary particles

Abstract

Models of unified fundamental interactions suggest the existence of many particles in the mass range 10 x 10/sup 9/ to 100 x 10/sup 12/ electron volts. Among these may be charged particles, X/sup + -/, that are stable or nearly so. The X/sup +/'s would form superheavy hydrogen, while the X/sup -/'s would bind to nuclei. Chemical isolation of naturally occuring technetium, promethium, actinium, protactinium, neptunium, or americium would indicate the presence of superheavy particles in the forms RuX/sup -/, SmX/sup -/, /sup 232/ThX/sup -/, /sup 235,236,238/UX/sup -/, /sup 244/PuX/sup -/, or /sup 247/CmX/sup -/. Other substances worth searching for include superheavy elements with the chemical properties of boron, fluorine, manganese, beryllium, scandium, vanadium, lithium, neon, and thallium.

Authors:
 [1];
  1. Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6936554
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Science (Washington, D.C.); (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 213:4508
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; TRANS 104 ELEMENTS; DERIVATIZATION; ISOTOPES; TRACE AMOUNTS; BINDING ENERGY; CHARGED PARTICLES; CONCENTRATION RATIO; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; PARTICLE INTERACTIONS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; DATA; ELEMENTS; ENERGY; INFORMATION; INTERACTIONS; NUMERICAL DATA; TRANSPLUTONIUM ELEMENTS; TRANSURANIUM ELEMENTS; 652010* - Nuclear Properties & Reactions, A=220 & above, Theoretical- (-1987)

Citation Formats

Cahn, R N, and Glashow, S L. Chemical signatures for superheavy elementary particles. United States: N. p., 1981. Web. doi:10.1126/science.213.4508.607.
Cahn, R N, & Glashow, S L. Chemical signatures for superheavy elementary particles. United States. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.213.4508.607
Cahn, R N, and Glashow, S L. 1981. "Chemical signatures for superheavy elementary particles". United States. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.213.4508.607.
@article{osti_6936554,
title = {Chemical signatures for superheavy elementary particles},
author = {Cahn, R N and Glashow, S L},
abstractNote = {Models of unified fundamental interactions suggest the existence of many particles in the mass range 10 x 10/sup 9/ to 100 x 10/sup 12/ electron volts. Among these may be charged particles, X/sup + -/, that are stable or nearly so. The X/sup +/'s would form superheavy hydrogen, while the X/sup -/'s would bind to nuclei. Chemical isolation of naturally occuring technetium, promethium, actinium, protactinium, neptunium, or americium would indicate the presence of superheavy particles in the forms RuX/sup -/, SmX/sup -/, /sup 232/ThX/sup -/, /sup 235,236,238/UX/sup -/, /sup 244/PuX/sup -/, or /sup 247/CmX/sup -/. Other substances worth searching for include superheavy elements with the chemical properties of boron, fluorine, manganese, beryllium, scandium, vanadium, lithium, neon, and thallium.},
doi = {10.1126/science.213.4508.607},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/6936554}, journal = {Science (Washington, D.C.); (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 213:4508,
place = {United States},
year = {1981},
month = {8}
}