Guest Physicist, National Nuclear Data Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY
(Received 20 June 2005; accepted 17 May 2006)
The results of a review and evaluation of nuclear data published in the scientific literature are presented. The status of new chemical elements that have been discovered and officially named and the latest data for new elements that have been claimed are examined. Half lives of very long-lived nuclides are presented. Data on the very heavy elements are tabulated. The problems presented by the attempt to estimate errors for the various nuclear data are considered as well as the psychological aspect of error estimation are also discussed.
Paper ID: JAI13484