Hoffman, Darleane C.

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Birth 1926-11-08

Biographical notes:

Nuclear chemist. Darleane Christian Hoffman received her B.S. (1948) in Chemistry and her Ph. D (1951) in Physical (Nuclear) Chemistry from Iowa State University. She has been employed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, and the University of California at Berkeley.

Her current positions are the Faculty Senior Scientist and Group Leader (1984- ) at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Director (1991- ) of the Glenn T. Seaborg Institute for Transactinium Science, and a professor at the University of California at Berkeley.

Her research interests include rapid chemical separation of short-lived fission products; nuclear structure; heavy ion reactions; and the search for heavy elements in nature. Among Hoffman's accomplishments were discovering plutonium-244 in nature and conducting the first aqueous chemistry on element 105.

From the description of Papers, 1947-1994. (Iowa State University). WorldCat record id: 32631677

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  • Chemistry, Physical and theoretical
  • Heavy ions
  • Nuclear chemistry
  • Science--Awards
  • Research laboratories
  • Heavy elements
  • Women in science
  • Chemistry--Research
  • Women college teachers
  • Women scientists

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