Through a joint collaboration between Nucleonica GmbH and the JRC, the new 9th Edition of the Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart has been published. The 9th edition contains new and updated radioactive decay data on 1644 nuclides not found in the previous 2012 edition. In total, nuclear data on 3992 experimentally observed nuclides are presented.
The accompanying booklet contains the multi-lingual “Explanation of the Chart of Nuclides” in English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese and Russian. The booklet has been substantially expanded to include the reduced nuclide decay schemes with a total of 50 examples.
New 9th Edition (2015) of the Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart
Since its first edition in 1958, the Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart has provided scientists and students with structured and accurate information on the half-lives and decay modes of radionuclides, as well as the energies of emitted radiation. Beyond the more traditional physical sciences such as health physics and radiation protection, nuclear radiochemistry and astrophysics, the chart is now in common use in life and earth sciences such as biology, medicine, agriculture and geology. An important characteristic of the chart is its great didactic value for education and training in nuclear sciences. It has been used in training programmes worldwide and is a valuable addition to many books on nuclear science including school physics books.