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.
Although reprocessing involves interim storage of high-level wastes and separated plutonium and other transuranic elements at the reprocessing site, it is made more attractive by thousands of jobs and the construction of multibillion-dollar facilities.
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.
The presence of these ''transuranic elements'' in the depleted uranium (DU) indicates that at leas t some of the material were originally used in nuclear reactors, the report said.
A nuclear chemist and Nobel Laureate, Seaborg was co-discoverer of plutonium and nine other transuranic elements. He also co-discovered many other isotopes now commonly used in nuclear medicine and industry.
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., to discuss how "sticky economic, technical, political, organic, historical, mythic, and textual threads .
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. They were the eighth and ninth Americans to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
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.