News from the Library: The 8th edition Karlsruhe nuclide chart has been released

The 8th edition of the Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart contains new data not found in the 7th edition.


Since 1958, the well-known Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart has provided scientists with structured, valuable information on the half-lives, decay modes and energies of radioactive nuclides. The chart is used in many disciplines in physics (health physics, radiation protection, nuclear and radiochemistry, astrophysics, etc.) but also in the life and earth sciences (biology, medicine, agriculture, geology, etc.).

The 8th edition of the Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart contains new data on 737 nuclides not found in the 7th edition. In total, nuclear data on 3847 experimentally observed ground states and isomers are presented.

A new web-based version of this chart is in the final stages of development for use within the Nucleonica Nuclear Science Portal - a portal for which CERN has an institutional license. The chart is also available in paper format.  

If you want to buy a paper version of the chart, please send us an email.

For more information:
- Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart website
Nucleonica at CERN


Asbestos removal work around Library storage areas,

Building 2

Due to asbestos removal work that began 25 July, the basement of Building 2, where books, conference proceedings and bound periodicals are stored (CERN Depot 1, Bldg. 2 and CERN Depot 2, Bldg. 2), will not be accessible until the end of August.

As a result, materials distributed by the Library, such as yellow reports and back issues of the CERN Courier, will not be available. Also, rental DVDs will not be available.

If required, staff on duty at the enquiry desk will check online availability or issue a request for an external loan for items made inaccessible by the asbestos work.

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