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Author Stuewer, Roger H., author
Title The age of innocence : nuclear physics between the First and Second World Wars / Roger H. Stuewer
Imprint Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018
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Edition First edition
Descript xv, 484 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 25 cm
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Note This history of nuclear physics sets the experimental innovations and theoretical breakthroughs in the field in the period between the two World Wars within the contexts of the lives and personalities of the physicists who made them and the physical, intellectual, and political environments of the countries and institutions in which they worked.-- Source other than Library of Congress
Cambridge and the Cavendish -- European and nuclear disintergration -- Vienna and the Institute for Radium Research -- The Cambridge-Vienna controversy -- The quantum-mechanical nucleus -- Nuclear electrons and nuclear structure -- New Particles -- New Machines -- Nuclear physicists at the crossroads -- Exiles and immigrants -- Artificial radioactivity -- Beta decay redux, slow neutrons, Bohr and his realm -- New theories of nuclear reactions -- The plague spreads to Austria and Italy -- The new world
Includes bibliographical references (pages 418-454) and indexes
Subject Nuclear physics -- History
Alt Title Nuclear physics between the First and Second World Wars
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