Physico-chemical characterization of seaborgium as oxide hydroxide

Physico-chemical characterization of seaborgium as oxide hydroxide

Hübener, S.; Taut, S.; Vahle, A.; Dressler, R.; Eichler, B.; Gäggeler, H. W.; Jost, D.; Piguet, D.; Türler, A.; Schädel, M.; Jäger, E.; Brüchle, W.; Schimpf, E.; Kirbach, U.; Trautmann, N.; Yakushev, A.

Seaborgium (element 106) was studied in comparison with tungsten in the O2-H2O(g)/SiO2(s)-system using high-temperature on-line isothermal gas chromatography. The 21-s nuclide 266Sg was produced in the 248Cm + 22Ne reaction at a beam energy of 119 MeV. The reaction products were continuously transported by a He(MoO3)-jet to the chromatography apparatus HITGAS. Group 6 element oxide hy-droxide molecules volatile at temperatures above 1000 K were formed at 1325 K by adding humid oxygen as reactive gas. 266Sg was unambiguously detected after gas chromatographic separation by measuring 266Sg-262Rf mother-daughter a-sf correlations. The experimental results demonstrate the volatility of seaborgium in humid oxygen, presumably as seaborgium oxide hydroxide as typical for both uranium (VI) and the group 6 elements.

Keywords: Seaborgium; group 6 elements; oxide hydroxide; reaction gas chromatography

  • Radiochimica Acta 89 (2001) 737-741

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