Chemical studies of the transactinide elements at JAEA

Y. Nagame, K. Akiyama, M. Asai, S. Goto, H. Haba, M. Hirata, Y. Ishii, I. Nishinaka, H. Tome, A. Toyoshima, K. Tsukada

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Chemical properties of the transactinide element, rutherfordium (Rf), produced in the reaction 248Cm(18O, 5n) have been studied based on an atom-at-a-time scale. Ion-exchange chromatographic experiments on Rf together with the lighter homologues in the periodic table of the elements, group-4 elements Zr and Hf, in hydrofluoric acid solutions have been conducted with a rapid chemical separation apparatus. From the systematic study of the anion-exchange behavior of Rf, we have observed unexpected chemical behavior of Rf; the fluoride complex formation of Rf is significantly different from those of the homologues. Characteristics of the complexing strength of the Rf fluoride are briefly discussed by comparing with those of the homologues and with theoretical predictions by relativistic molecular density-functional calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNUCLEAR PHYSICS TRENDS
Subtitle of host publication6th China-Japan Joint Nuclear Physics Symposium
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventNUCLEAR PHYSICS TRENDS: 6th China-Japan Joint Nuclear Physics Symposium - Shanghai, China
Duration: May 16 2006May 20 2006

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


OtherNUCLEAR PHYSICS TRENDS: 6th China-Japan Joint Nuclear Physics Symposium

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Chemical studies of the transactinide elements at JAEA'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this