AUTHORRutherford, Ernest
TITLERadioactive Transformations
PUBLISHERCharles Scribner’s Sons
CITYNew York, NY
DATE PUBLISHED1906
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This book contains the results of experiments done by Ernest Rutherford addressing the continuous transformations which take place in radioactive materials, that is, the spontaneous degradation of radioactive materials. The results were described in the eleven Silliman Memorial lectures given by Ernest Rutherford at Yale College in 1905. In these seminal lectures, Rutherford discusses nuclear chemistry history, thorium, radium, products of and connections between uranium and actinium, the production of helium from radium, natural radioactivity, alpha particles, and physical descriptions of radioactivity. The book is noteworthy because the ideas of Rutherford, considered to be the father of nuclear chemistry, were ground-breaking in 1905.


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