Archive for April, 2010

New Call for Trainees at ITU

April 21st, 2010

The Instititue for Transuranium Elements (ITU) has announced a new call for trainees for Nucleonica related projects.

Trainee position: Universal Nuclide Chart (Java Applet) Update.

The applet currently has its nuclear data “hard coded” inside the program. It is the purpose of this traineeship to modify the applet such that the nuclear data is called from an external database. The database is available as part of the Nucleonica ( suite of programs. A second task will be to update and improve the user interface and make it more compatible with recent browser developments. More information…
The deadline for this applicaiton is 15 May 2010.

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Discovery of element 117 announced

April 15th, 2010

The discovery of element 117 has been officially announced on 6th April 2010 by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The international team responsible for the discovery included scientists from the Joint Institute of Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russia, the Research Institute for Advanced Reactors in Dimitrovgrad, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Their paper “Synthesis of a New Element with Atomic Number Z=117” has just been published in Physical Review Letters. Two new isotopes 293117 and 294117 resulting from the fusion of 48Ca with 249Bk were identified. Decay chains involving 11 new nuclei were identified in the experiment which required the use of 22 mg berkelium for the targets.

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More wiki pages available in Nucleonica

April 9th, 2010

Until recently, user access to the Nucleonica wiki has been restricted to the Help pages (i.e. online help for the application modules). Now users have access to a number of additional wiki pages such as: Glossary (of nuclear science), Element Information (information on the chemical elements), ReadingRoom (a collection of articles in nuclear science), Ask an Expert, Frequently Asked Questions, and Technical Support.

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