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Actinide Series

Definition of the noun actinide series

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  1. (chemistry) a series of 15 radioactive elements with increasing atomic numbers from actinium to lawrencium

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Nuclear Physics and its Applications (2013)

by Reinhard Stock

Actinide: The actinide series encompasses the elements with atomic numbers from 89 to 103. Actinides are radioactive and typically have long half-lives. They are therefore significant in wastes arising from nuclear fission, for example, spent ...

Google previewHawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary (2016)

by Robert A. Lewis

actinide series. (actinoid series). The group of radioactive elements starting with actinium and ending with element 105. All are classed as metals. Those with ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary Of Chemistry (2012)

by V&S Publishers' Editorial Board

Actinide series ➙ Active transport Activity series ➙ Adiabatic lapse rate Adsorbed ➙ Affinity. acid. It can be formed by acrolein oxidation. It readily polymerizes and is used in the manufacture of acrylic resins, transparent plastic materials ...

Google previewDictionary of Chemistry

actinide series Ref. actinides. actinides also called actinons ...

Google previewKirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology (2007)

See also Actinides and transactinides; Actinide series absorption and fluorescence spectra , ...

Google previewDictionary of Agronomy (1989)

by L. L. Somani

The actinide series occupies the last row of the periodic table. Elements in this series result from filling the 5f shell and are tripositive. Actino. A prefix as in Actinomycetes, actinomorpha, etc., from Greek actis meaning ray. Actinobiology.

Google previewBiographical Encyclopedia of Scientists, Third Edition (2008)

by John Daintith

acquired characteristics LAMARCK acquired immunity see immunological tolerance actinide series SEABORG actinium DEBIERNE Addison's disease ADDISON; BROWN-SEQUARD; REICHSTEIN adiabatic ...

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

actinide series Chemistry, the series of heavy radioactive metallic elements extending from actinium (atomic number 89) or thorium ( atomic number 90) through lawrencium (atomic number 103) on the periodic table. Also, actinides.

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Magnetic and Superconducting Materials (2005)

by K.H.J. Buschow

The actinide series (see 5f Electron Systems: Magnetic Properties) corresponds to the filling of the 5f inner shell, but clearly the 5f electrons are less localized than the 4f electrons of the rare-earth metals. In fact, the degree of localization of the ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of the Structure of Materials (2006)

by J. W. Martin

A similar shrinkage of the atomic volumes is observed when the 5f orbitals are filled across the actinide series (''actinide contraction''). With the exception of samarium and europium, all lanthanides show, at ambient conditions, either simple ...

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