The Exotic Chemistry of the Heaviest Elements – Professor Thomas E. Albrecht-Schmitt, Florida State University

Oct 27, 2017physical sciences

Relatively little is known about the chemical reactivity of radioactive elements, as using them in the lab requires heroic efforts. However, Professor Thomas Albrecht-Schmitt and his group at Florida State University have successfully been able to investigate the chemical bonding and structure of molecules containing radioactive elements such as plutonium and californium, providing important insight into their chemistry. These investigations could be an important step in designing compounds to help clean up nuclear waste.

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