A unique mosaic version of the Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart has been developed consisting of 3847 ceramic tiles. The tiles have been produced by Lautertal Ceramics in the Black Forest in southern Germany in co-operation with the Institute for Transuranium Elements and Nucleonica GmbH in Karlsruhe. The mosaic “floor chart” is planned for the new office buildings of the Institute for Transuranium Elements.
Volker Wunderlich with a selection of the nuclide tiles for the Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart. Photos: Mario Berger Berger
Ceramic tile detail for the nuclide Am-242.
The new mosaic chart, 14.85 meters long and 6.70 meters wide – (about 100 square metres) – and weighing three tons, is planned for the “floor” in one of the courtyards of the new building in the Institute for Transuranium Elements.
Weltweit einzigartiges Mosaik aus Wüstenrot (in German)
Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart