New 10th Edition (2018) of the Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart

February 10th, 2018
by Joseph Magill

The 10th edition of the “Karlsruher Nuklidkarte” contains new and updated radioactive decay data on 696 nuclides (47 new nuclides) not found in the previous (2015) edition. In total, nuclear data on 4040 experimentally observed ground states and isomers are presented.
KNC10The new names and chemical symbols of elements 113, 115, 117, and 118 have been updated. In 2016, IUPAC agreed on the names nihonium (113, symbol Nh), moscovium (115, Mc), tennessine (117, Ts), and oganesson (118, Og). Until now, these elements have been referred to simply by the number of protons in each atom – 113, 115, 117 and 118, respectively. Most recent values of the atomic weights, isotopic abundances and cross sections are included together with the thermal fission yields for both U-235 and Pu-239. For twelve elements, a range of atomic weights is given to reflect the isotopic variability in natural materials. The accompanying booklet again contains the multi-lingual “Explanation of the Chart of the Nuclides” in English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, and Chinese, updated to reflect changes in the Chart. The Reduced Decay Schemes section, initiated in previous editions, has been considerably expanded to include a total of 88 examples.
This new 10th Edition of the Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart is the result of a collaboration between Zsolt Sóti from the EC’s Joint Research Centre and Joseph Magill and Raymond Dreher from the Nucleonica team. An online version of the Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart Online is available through the Nucleonica nuclear science portal ( This new 10th Edition coincides with the 60th anniversary of the Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart.

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