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What is the Chart of the Nuclides?

The Chart of the Nuclides has been updated by the scientists at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (KAPL), which is operated for the Naval Reactors Program of the Department of Energy by Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation. The updated 17th Edition charts and books are now in stock and available for immediate shipment.

The Chart presents the key nuclear properties of every known stable and radioactive form of each element. It has been compiled, edited, and periodically revised by KAPL scientists since 1956. This 17th Edition was published in 2010, superceding the 16th Edition from 2002 and all previous versions.

The Chart is a plot of nuclides, arranged with their atomic numbers along the vertical axis and their neutron number along the horizontal axis. Information such as masses, relative abundances, half-lives, neutron cross sections and decay properties, is given for 2,900 nuclides. Color coding is used to emphasize half-lives and neutron absorption properties.

The Chart is available either as 40 x 70 inch wall chart, with accompanying booklet, or a bound 100-page book. Both versions contain:

– A short history of the development of the periodic table and earlier charts of the nuclides

– Detailed descriptions of the types of information given on the Chart

– A discussion of trends in stability and instability of nuclides on the Chart

– Unit conversion factors and values of fundamental physics constants

The Chart is a "must have" document for students and professionals in nuclear physics, chemistry, engineering, and medicine. More information is available on the ordering pages accessible through the above button.