Handbook of Isotopes in the Cosmos: Hydrogen to Gallium

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Cambridge University Press, 2003 - Science - 314 pages
Each naturally occurring isotope has a tale to tell about the history of matter, and each has its own special place in cosmic evolution. This volume aims to grasp the origins of our material world by looking at the abundance of the elements and their isotopes, and how this is interpreted within the theory of nucleosynthesis. Each isotope of elements from Hydrogen to Gallium is covered in detail. The book is suitable for astronomers, physicists, chemists, geologists and planetary scientists, and contains a glossary of essential technical terms.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
ELEMENTS
9
1 Hydrogen H
11
2 Helium He
20
3 Lithium Li
29
4 Beryllium Be
41
5 Boron B
50
6 Carbon C
60
17 Chlorine Cl
163
18 Argon Ar
169
19 Potassium K
177
20 Calcium Ca
184
21 Scandium Sc
199
22 Titanium Ti
202
23 Vanadium V
214
24 Chromium Cr
218

7 Nitrogen N
74
8 Oxygen O
84
9 Fluorine F
101
10 Neon Ne
105
11 Sodium Na
113
12 Magnesium Mg
118
13 Aluminum Al
129
14 Silicon Si
139
15 Phosphorus P
154
16 Sulfur S
156
25 Manganese Mn
225
26 Iron Fe
231
27 Cobalt Co
247
28 Nickel Ni
254
29 Copper Cu
262
30 Zinc Zn
265
31 Gallium Ga
270
Glossary
273
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Donald Clayton is Centennial Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Clemson University, South Carolina.

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