transuranic elements


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transuranic elements

[¦tranz·yu̇′ran·ik ′el·ə·məns]
(chemistry)
Elements that have atomic numbers greater than 92; all are radioactive and are products of artificial nuclear changes. Also known as transuranium elements.
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It was at the hearing in Angarsk that the AECC's Site 310 was revealed to have in storage radioactive waste containing uranium, transuranic elements, uranium fission products representing process waste from manufacturing uranium fluoride compounds, contaminated equipment, and spent sources of ionizing radiation.
The CFTC, for reprocessing of spent fuel and the ARR, for burning nuclear fuels containing transuranic elements, constitute the technological core of the GNEP initiative.
They therefore would become "burner" reactors for fissioning the plutonium and the minor transuranic elements, neptunium, americium, and curium, recovered from spent fuel from light water reactors.
SuperHENC is a mobile, super-high-efficiency, passive neutron-counting system for the rapid assay of large containers of waste contaminated with transuranic elements bound for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in southern New Mexico.
A nuclear chemist and Nobel Laureate, Seaborg was co-discoverer of plutonium and nine other transuranic elements.
In this long keystone section of the book, Haraway then writes how transuranic elements are to transgenic elements what the Cold War is to New World Order Inc.
For example, Glenn Seaborg, who is a Nobel laureate and a prominent futurist, wrote an article for us on transuranic elements, and his son Eric wrote a piece on recreation and leisure-time pursuits, which is his bag.
Seaborg of the University of California for their research in transuranic elements.
It is designed to store wastes from the Defense Department's nuclear weapons program that are contaminated with radioactive transuranic elements.
Waste from fast-breeder reactors and MOX plants is said to be harder to treat because it contains radioactive substances called transuranic elements, which take longer to cool.
The search for transuranic elements, chemical species heavier than uranium, is an attempt to extend the frontiers of both chemistry and nuclear physics.
Confirmed discoveries of transuranic elements now go as far as element 109.