Superheavy Elements: Search for the End of the Periodic Table

Synopsis
The periodic table is changing. Ken Moody, Chief Scientist for Radiochemistry, explains that recent discoveries of new elements have extended the periodic table beyond what was thought possible, and demonstrates the existence of a collection of Superheavy Elements with unusual nuclear properties at the limits of stability. Explore the relationship between atoms and elements, and between nuclei and isotopes. Discover how new elements are produced and identified, and how this leads to experiments that tell us about the extreme limits of chemical behaviour, the possible breakdown of periodicity, and the ultimate end of the periodic table.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2011
Year of production
2011
Subjects
Chemistry
Keywords
atomic structure; chemical elements; periodic table

Online availability

URI
http://www.uctv.tv/search-details.aspx?showID=16717
Price
free streaming
Delivery
Streamed

Credits

Contributor
Ken Moody

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 1 NTSC
Price
$24.95
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
89 minutes
Year
2011

Production Company

Name

University of California, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

Distributor

Name

University of California Television

Email
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+1 858 534-9412
Address
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