TEL's AR Periodic Table is a periodic table of elements with augmented reality (AR) features. It is available as a poster and on this page to enjoy.
A free dedicated smartphone app brings the AR Enhanced Periodic Table to life to make learning fun. With narration included, these animations enable a deeper level of understanding of the elements.
There are two versions of the periodic table, one in Japanese and one in English. Use the app to operate the AR camera that supports your version.
Using the app
Download the Tokyo Electron AR App (free of charge) or update it to the latest version. Once it starts up, enjoy the animated footage of the element cards.
OS: iOS 8 and up, or Android 4.0 and up
(Depending on the specifications, it may not run correctly on some smartphone models.)
- Users may incur data fees when downloading or using this app.
- The app may not operate correctly if the internet connection is weak. Ensure a strong signal before use.
- Element cards may not be detected if part of the card is covered.
- Enjoy the app with the 2017 edition of TEL's Periodic Table of the Elements.
Viewing the AR Periodic Table from a computer screen
- Scroll to the AR Periodic Table on this page and click an element card to enlarge it. Open the app, start the AR camera and hold it over the enlarged element card.
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Different colors represent different groups of elements with similar properties.
New elements and their symbols declared in 2016
- ・Element 113 / Name: Nihonium / Symbol: Nh*
- ・Element 115 / Name: Moscovium / Symbol: Mc*
- ・Element 117 / Name: Tennessine / Symbol: Ts*
- ・Element 118 / Name: Oganesson / Symbol: Og*
* Names and symbols approved by IUPAC(the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry)
The chemical characteristics of each element are based on the IUPAC.
- *1. Beryllium and magnesium are sometimes excluded from this group.
- *2. Scandium, yttrium, lutetium and lawrencium in Group 3 are also d-block elements. However, on this table they have been colored as rare earth elements or actinoids.
- *3. The “state at room temperature” and “classifications for metal/non-metal/metalloid elements” for elements from fermium to oganesson (elements 100 – 118) are estimates (as of April 2017). While the chemical characteristics of tennessine are unknown, it has been color-coded as a halogen due to the original element being halogen format. Moreover, although the chemical characteristics of oganesson are unknown, it has been color-coded as a noble gas because the element name is in noble gas format.
- Figures for atomic weight are based on the “2017 Table of Atomic Weights” edited by the Chemical Society of Japan.
Uses and applications written in the description of each element are examples.
All matter known to man is made up of atoms. Atoms are comprised of a nucleus, containing protons and neutrons, which is encircled by electrons. Elements are the generic names used to categorize atoms with different properties.
Each atom always has the same number of electrons and protons, with the number of the element being the number of electrons/protons in the atom. In other words, hydrogen (atomic number 1) has one electron and one proton, helium (atomic number 2) has two electrons and two protons, and so on. The periodic table is the method by which we order all these elements by their atomic number.
The periodic table enables the properties of every element to be understood at a glance, so it is used as an useful guideline in the fields of chemistry and physics.