September 18, 2019, 03:29:01 AM
Forum Rules: Read This Before Posting


Topic: Berkeley Cyclotron questions...  (Read 5241 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline SteveB

  • Regular Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 19
  • Mole Snacks: +0/-1
Berkeley Cyclotron questions...
« on: December 30, 2006, 08:45:20 PM »
Hi.

I'm sorry about all these questions, I'm just curious and interested.

These are mostly directed at Mitch and other people who may know... (If it's not a problem sharing the info)

How often is the cyclotron used by your group?

What kind of objectives does your group have during the usage of the cyclotron?

Are there times when you try to form a superheavy element using the cyclotron? (Yeah, I had to ask this question...)

--

I hope these questions don't sound silly, I'm just trying to learn about how things work there. :)

Thank you,

- Steve


« Last Edit: December 31, 2006, 03:03:00 AM by SteveB »
Currently in my collection: 5g of Mercury, 10g of Gallium

Offline Mitch

  • General Chemist
  • Administrator
  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 5288
  • Mole Snacks: +376/-2
  • Gender: Male
  • "I bring you peace." -Mr. Burns
    • Chemistry Blog
Re: Berkeley Cyclotron questions...
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2007, 12:05:40 AM »
Quote
How often is the cyclotron used by your group?
So far frequently enough to meet are research objectives.

Quote
What kind of objectives does your group have during the usage of the cyclotron?
We do a lot, but I'll just very briefly tell you what I am working on. My own research involves exploring the chemistry of Rutherfordium--there are only 2-compounds known!  :o

Quote
Are there times when you try to form a superheavy element using the cyclotron? (Yeah, I had to ask this question...)
You'll have to define superheavy element, since that term is very vague in our field. But, if your question is, do we still try to make new elements and isotopes. Hell yeah! We recently nailed Sg-264: http://www.chemicalforums.com/index.php?topic=10960.0
Most Common Suggestions I Make on the Forums.
1. Start by writing a balanced chemical equation.
2. Don't confuse thermodynamic stability with chemical reactivity.
3. Forum Supports LaTex

Offline SteveB

  • Regular Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 19
  • Mole Snacks: +0/-1
Re: Berkeley Cyclotron questions...
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2007, 12:01:50 AM »
Thank you very much, Mitch. That clarified things very well. It sounds very promising. ;)

Thanks again,

- Steve
Currently in my collection: 5g of Mercury, 10g of Gallium

Sponsored Links