The INTERNET Database of Periodic Tables
There are thousands of periodic tables in web space, but this is the only comprehensive database of periodic tables & periodic system formulations. If you know of an interesting periodic table that is missing, please contact the database curator: Mark R. Leach Ph.D.
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Periodic Tables from the year 2011:
Curious Lives of the Elements: Periodic Tales
Periodic Tales: The Curious Lives of the Elements by Hugh Aldersey-Williams and published by Viking, ISBN: 9780670918119.
Everything is made of them, from the furthest reaches of the universe to this book that you hold in your hands, including you.
Like you, the elements have lives: personalities and attitudes, talents and shortcomings, stories rich with meaning. You may think of them as the inscrutable letters of the periodic table but you know them much better than you realise.
Welcome to a dazzling tour through history and literature, science and art. Here you'll meet iron that rains from the heavens and noble gases that light the way to vice. You'll learn how lead can tell your future while zinc may one day line your coffin. You'll discover what connects the bones in your body with the Whitehouse in Washington, the glow of a streetlamp with the salt on your dinner table.
From ancient civilisations to contemporary culture, from the oxygen of publicity to the phosphorus in your pee, the elements are near and far and all around us. Unlocking their astonishing secrets and colourful pasts, Periodic Tales will take you on a voyage of wonder and discovery, excitement and novelty, beauty and truth. Along the way, you'll find that their stories are our stories, and their lives are inextricable from our own.
Rose, a cute & smart 2 year old girl showing her excellent knowledge of the Periodic Table:
tnx to Boing Boing for the tip
Bayeh's Theoretical Periodic Table of Elements
"The modern periodic table is based on quantum numbers and blocks, many problems faced the scientists and researchers when arranging the elements in the traditional and modern periodic tables as placing some elements in the incorrect place as (He) Helium, (La) Lanthanide and many others elements..." read the full pdf article here:
Irrational Nonsense Periodic Table
The Periodic Table of Irrational Nonsense:
Text Message Periodic Table
A Periodic Text Message Table:
And a Periodic Table of Texting:
Produce Periodic Table
Elements in Bottles Periodic Table
A nice web site with a physical periodic table of elements:
U.S. Presidents Periodic Table
A Periodic Table of U.S. Presidents:
Modern Toss Periodic Table 'Swearing Jacket'
By Modern Toss:
"Many activites have had clothing designed specifically for their practice: hunting, smoking, submissive sexual role play, but never before has the popular activity of swearing been graced with it's own garment.
"Now it has. Now at last if you feel like you have a bout of heavy swearing coming on, you can slip into this superb, bespoke 'Swearing Jacket' and let the cloth itself inspire you to really ramp it up to a new level. Featuring precision-selected abuse based on the chemical elements of the Periodic Table, the Modern Toss 'Swearing Jacket' designed by Gresham Blake":
Storytelling Periodic Table
From deviantART, a Periodic Table of Storytelling by ComputerSherpa.
"This was my final project for my Visual Design 1 class. During critique, a student suggested this could be made into a dart-board game, but Hollywood could never be allowed to play...":
Bayeh's Theoretical 3D Periodic Tables
From Bayeh Claude: "I have designed these periodic tables as developments of Bayeh's Theoretical Periodic Table, but I have introduced new shapes and 3D versions":
- Crocodile Periodic Table
- Ship Periodic Table
- Snake Periodic Table
- Spiral Periodic Table
- Spiral rectangular Periodic Table
- Spiral triangular Periodic Table
Search Engine Optimization, Periodic Table Of
SEO - search engine optimization - is one of the most important marketing activities available to companies and publishers, but it's too often considered some murky dark art or a sinful practice that should be avoided. It's not.
To help clear away some of the mystery and fear for those new to SEO, and provide a "reset" for those who are experienced, we've created The Periodic Table Of SEO Ranking Factors:
Urban Biscuit Myths, Periodic Table of
From crispian.net a Periodic Table of Urban Biscuit Myths:
Stowe-Janet-Scerri Periodic Table
Eric Scerri made contact, writing: "Following the discussions on Periodic Table debate on the Chemistry Views website here, and as a result of recent turns, I have developed a new periodic table which I believe combines virtues of the Stowe table and also the Janet left-step table. I propose the name Stowe-Janet-Scerri Periodic Table. The explanation is posted on the Chemistry Views debate pages.
Heavy Metals (Bands) Periodic Table
From Pop Chart Lab a Periodic Table of Heavy Metals:
Piazzalunga's Circular Periodic Table
"My name is Marco Piazzalunga, I'm from Bergamo, Italy and i'm 12 years old. I am very interested about chemistry and about your website dedicated to the periodic tables of elements. I've made one graphic version of the periodic table based on a "round" model and i would like to know your opinion about it. I'm sending you the file attached. I hope you enjoy it":
Pacholek's Multipipe 3D Periodic Table
"I've recently invented a new type of periodic table. My table is 3-dimensional and is similar to the ADOMAH Periodic Table, but it's also very different from the ADOMAH Tetrahedron. Its main advantage is being fully geometric in the plane spanned by n, l and n+l quantum numbers."
Take a look at the Picasa images here and here:
Modern Toss: World's First Interactive Swearing Periodic Table
From Modern Toss: "Come and witness the amazing Interactive Talking Periodic Table of Swearing at this years Latitude Festival, in the Modern Toss Activity Centre Tent. Cheers":
Chem 13 News Periodic Table Project
The Chem 13 News Periodic Table Project celebrates the International Year of Chemistry in 2011.
This collaborative periodic table is designed by chemistry students from all Canadian provinces and territories, 20 US states and 14 different countries. Chem 13 News readers registered their chemistry students to artistically interpret one element. Combined these tiles form one innovative and unique periodic table. A poster of the table and a traveling display are currently being constructed.
Rapping the Elements
Oort Kuiper writes:
"Many people have heard of Tom Lehrer's 'The Elements' song. One day I decided to search for it online to memorise some stuff about the elements and found out that Daniel 'Harry Potter' Radcliffe had recently recited it on TV. I wondered what he (and the viewers) might have learnt about the elements by listening to it but shock horror... after listening I realised the song hadn't actually told me anything about The Periodic Table, except what's on it! So I decided to do my own song, specifically about The Periodic Table."
Nicholas Armstrong's Periodic Table of University Courses
Nicholas Armstrong is a graduate of Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo, currently pursuing a Master's degree in and at the same. On his blog there is a periodic table showing the courses he took at university. Click here for a large version:
The Elements Song by Tom Lehrer Periodic Table
Started by David Bradley of Sciencebase, a selection of songs about the Periodic Table including the classic Tom Lehrer track.
"An unusual periodic table in which each element represents a rendition of the classic Tom Lehrer song, The Elements, which has to be every chemist's favourite song, really. There are also a few ringers, see if you can spot them. But, more to the point there are major gaps...so what's you're favourite Elements rendition? Let me know via Twitter or Facebook. I'd be particularly interested to see personal recordings and renditions done for your own site, lab or special event. You can find the original lyrics here; the tune is that of G&S's "Major General" from The Pirates of Penzance.":
By Camelot Cottons: This is an amazing collection putting Human Emotion as the focus and using the Periodic Table as the platform for this concept. You can use this colorful collection to make a gift for the academic in your life.
Alper's Quantum Table of The Elements
Ben Alper's Quantum Table of The Elements is a simplified periodic table which shows the elements are ordered by the energy level of their sub shells and by the number of electrons in their outer shell. Such a layout is both representative of the structure of atoms and has utility since it is easy to use.
Makeyev's Periodic Table
By Alexander Makeyev – integrated interdisciplinary researcher, inventor, poet – a long pdf document (1093 pages in Russian, here) that contains a new formulation:
Fractional Janet Left-Step Periodic Chart
On Willie Johnson Jr.'s website – Gyroscopic Force Theory – can be found the Fractional Janet Left-Step Periodic Chart:
Wikipedia Long Form Periodic Table
Wikipedia has now adopted a now adopted a long form periodic table to link between the chemical elements. Scroll to the bottom of this page:
Cartoon about The Elements
A cartoon about the elements from xkcd.com:
Alashvili Rotating Spherical Periodikal Tabel
A nice rotating, spherical (3-D) periodic table by Tornike Alashvili, from Georgia, which can be viewed here as a .swf image:
BASF Periodic Table
A BASF advert showing a periodic table of school children:
Knitted Periodic Table
From the Facebook group, Knit The Periodic Table.
From reliabilityweb.com a periodic table graphic showing Uptime Elements:
Normal vs Correction Shell "Pi Paradox" for 1-270 AMUs
From Bill Harrington, Founder/CTO of Rainforest Reactor Research and Temporal Dynamics Laboratory, comes a Normal vs Correction Shell "Pi Paradox" for 1-270 AMUs:
Elements Known in the Year 2011
Elements known in the year 2011, taken from this Wikipedia page... all the elements to 118 are now known:
Suggested Periodic Table Up To Z ≤ 172, Based on Dirac–Fock Calculations
A suggested periodic table up to Z ≤ 172, based on Dirac-Fock calculations on atoms and ions
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2011,13, 161-168
Extended Average Level (EAL) Dirac–Fock calculations on atoms and ions agree with earlier work in that a rough shell-filling order for the elements.
[This new] Periodic Table develops further that of Fricke, Greiner and Waber [Theor. Chim. Acta 1971, 21, 235] by formally assigning the elements 121–164 to (nlj) slots on the basis of the electron configurations of their ions. Simple estimates are made for likely maximum oxidation states, i, of these elements M in their MXi compounds:
Tetris: How They REALLY Made The Periodic Table
Did you know that the periodic table was constructed during a Tetris session?
We don't know where the first image came from, but a t-shirt is available:
Homenatge Als Elements
From Eugènia Balcells' blog (and translated using Google Translate):
TRIBUTE TO THE ELEMENTS was born as a counterpoint to the video-installation Eugènia Balcells often, a film without end where the trace elements that each emit light merges with the other and forming a true metaphor for origin of the universe.
Coinciding with the International Year of Chemistry, TRIBUTE TO THE ELEMENTS has been published in two formats: a poster in which each element is represented by its chemical symbol and its own emission spectrum and a version where each element, printed separately, part of a collection that can be stored as such or are available as a mural on a temporary or permanent exhibition space, as presented in the exposure:
Thanks to Eric Scerri for the tip!
See the website EricScerri.com and Eric's Twitter Feed.
Dufour's Periodic Tree: Two Short Films
Elsewhere in this database we can see the 1990 Dufour's Periodic Tree, now two short films have been made about this 3D formulation, here & here:
Eric Scerri Letter from Ben Ged Low on Vimeo.
Five Foot 3D Model from Ben Ged Low on Vimeo.
Thanks to Eric Scerri for the tip!
See the website EricScerri.com and Eric's Twitter Feed.
Scerri's Very Short Introduction To The Periodic Table
A book by Eric Scerri, The Periodic Table: A Very Short Introduction.
- Considers the fundamental nature of the periodic table to the physical sciences
- Explores the history of the discovery of trends among elements, to the construction of various forms of the table, and the growth of understanding of its meaning
- Touches on key ideas about both early atomic theory and quantum mechanics, showing how they have proved key to the meaning of the table
- Ideal for those who are curious to learn more about the periodic table and essential for any student of physics and chemistry
- Part of the Very Short Introduction series - over three million copies sold worldwide:
Periodicity Periodic Table
From Wikipedia, a PT showing the main periodic trends:
Dmitry Weise shows how it is possible to go from the Janet [left-step] periodic table formulation, to a tetrahedral formulation.
"Three-dimensional table of the periodic law can be constructed in the form of a tetrahedron having an inner order. A comparison of the tetrahedron shells and the table of elements shows, that one tetrahedron shell corresponds to 4 periods of the 2D table."
Jess Tauber adds:
"The spheres here also aren't labeled, but I explain how they get labeled in the text accompanying the pic. Each such period (except for s-only, which are obviously simpler) we have a 'switchback' configuration. Like a road going up a mountain back and forth to minimize verticality, or a parachute folded into a pack. There are 8 different ways to do this (4 basic types in 2 chirally opposite mappings). And the original Weise-style non-continuous tetrahedron is just another way to organize half tetrahedra."
Tresvyatskii's Periodic Table
Powder Metallurgy and Metal Ceramics, Vol. 49, Nos. 9-10, 2011:
The paper published below represents Tresvyatskii's fundamental study. It establishes the interrelation between the ionization potential and place of an element in the periodic table. Oxides with a certain composition may form only when an element is ionized to the needed degree. Hence, the ionization potential of elements is an important parameter that governs the formation of an oxide. In this regard, the dependence of the ionization potential on the place of an element in the periodic table is of paramount importance. The role of the ionization potential in the hightemperature chemistry of oxide compounds, which underlies modern oxide materials science, is especially significant. The paper is published in Tresvyatskii's original version.
René Vernon adds:
A depiction of the short-form table, showing some clever thinking:
- The reversal in atomic number order of Np to Am
- The return of the curides
- The placement of the Ln and the curides alongside the main table
- The assignment of the Ln and An to groups
- Triple periodicity among the Ln and heavy An
Aldersley 3D Periodic Table
A Three Dimensional Periodic Table by Michael F. Aldersley, U.S. Patent 7,938,646 2B
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