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Title: Updated Atomic Weights: Time to Review Our Table

Abstract

Many readers might wonder what can be new about atomic weights and why such a subject deserves even a short paper in Chemistry Views magazine. However, despite common belief, atomic weights are not constants of nature. Scientists' ability to measure these values is regularly improving, so one would expect that the accuracy of these values should be improving with time.

Authors:
;  [1];  [2]
  1. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  2. Boston Univ., Boston, MA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
OSTI Identifier:
1240712
Report Number(s):
BNL-111888-2016-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 2190-3735; R&D Project: EST-003-NEFA; KB0301041
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC00112704
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
ChemViews
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 21; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 2190-3735
Publisher:
ChemPubSoc Europe
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Tyler B. Coplen, Holden, Norman E., and Meyers, Fabienne. Updated Atomic Weights: Time to Review Our Table. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1002/chemv.201600015.
Tyler B. Coplen, Holden, Norman E., & Meyers, Fabienne. Updated Atomic Weights: Time to Review Our Table. United States. doi:10.1002/chemv.201600015.
Tyler B. Coplen, Holden, Norman E., and Meyers, Fabienne. Tue . "Updated Atomic Weights: Time to Review Our Table". United States. doi:10.1002/chemv.201600015. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1240712.
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title = {Updated Atomic Weights: Time to Review Our Table},
author = {Tyler B. Coplen and Holden, Norman E. and Meyers, Fabienne},
abstractNote = {Many readers might wonder what can be new about atomic weights and why such a subject deserves even a short paper in Chemistry Views magazine. However, despite common belief, atomic weights are not constants of nature. Scientists' ability to measure these values is regularly improving, so one would expect that the accuracy of these values should be improving with time.},
doi = {10.1002/chemv.201600015},
journal = {ChemViews},
number = 3,
volume = 21,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {4}
}

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Figure 1 Figure 1: Variation in atomic weight with mole fraction of 7Li of some lithium-bearing materials (modified from [ref. 3]). Alternative names for the mole fraction of 7Li are isotopic abundance of 7Li, the 7Li fraction, and the 7Li amount fraction.

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