Nuclear Cartography #1

Don’t you just wish nuclear data was more colourful? A bit more joyful? Presented with a dash of whimsy, whilst being reliably available?

I sure did, which is why I made the Colourful Nuclide Chart. The Nuclide Chart is like the periodic table for nuclear physicists. Whilst the periodic table displays the chemical elements and their properties, the nuclide chart shows the properties of isotopes. The Colourful Nuclide Chart displays data from the Atomic Mass Evaluation and Nubase compilations, and is designed specifically to produce beautiful looking charts. It also gives easy access to other nuclear data resources. Whilst it’s primarily intended for nuclear physicists, I recently wrote an article on how we can use the nuclide chart to understand lots of things in high-school physics.