periodic_table_block

plasmapy.particles.atomic.periodic_table_block(argument: Union[str, numbers.Integral]) str

Return the periodic table block.

Parameters

argument (str or int) – Atomic number (either integer or string), atomic symbol (e.g., "H", string), or element name (e.g., "francium", string).

Returns

block – The periodic table block of the element.

Return type

str

Raises

TypeError – If the argument is not a str or int.

See also

periodic_table_period

returns periodic table period of element.

periodic_table_group

returns periodic table group of element.

periodic_table_category

returns periodic table category of element.

Examples

>>> periodic_table_block(66)
'f'
>>> periodic_table_block(72)
'd'
>>> periodic_table_block("Tl")
'p'
>>> periodic_table_block("thallium")
'p'
>>> periodic_table_block("francium")
's'