The Neutronic Periodic Table of the Elements presented in The Neutronic Schemata, presents an original format that reveals new patterns of symmetry and relationships based upon the concept of neutronic periodicity among the elements and their atoms. The neutronic count of the atoms is employed to divide the elements into twenty distinct groups and families, as of the pattern of "sameness" manifested in the first twenty elements. Neutronic periodicity determines some of the characteristics and properties of the elements, much in the same manner as the electronic configuration of periodicity on the conventional periodic table.
The conventional periodic table of the elements is based upon the protonic (atomic number) and electronic periodicity (the electronic configuration) of the elements and their atoms. By employing the concept of neutronic periodicity in relation to the schematic format, new and original patterns of symmetry make their appearance regarding the behavior of the elements. The dismembered nature of the conventional periodic table obscures the neutronic count and its periodicity. The sequentially numerical format used in the neutronic schemata of the elements overcomes this deficiency.
Neutronic periodicity is a new concept as employed on the schema, identifying twenty distinct families or groups within the elements. Data that appear to be disorganized on the conventional table, once transferred onto the schema's format, reveal definite symmetries that have gone unnoticed to date in the literature of chemistry and physics.
The Neutronic Schemata of the Elements shall be presented by Charles William Johnson at Pittcon 2002, at 4:45PM on March 19, 2002 in the session, "Teaching: Innovative Approaches in Science" Education, to be held in Room 235 of the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.