AUTHORRutherford, Ernest / Chadwick, James / Ellis, C. D.
TITLERadiations from Radioactive Substances
PUBLISHERMacmillan Publishing Co.
CITYNew York, NY
DATE PUBLISHED1930
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This seminal book by three pioneers in the field explains alpha, beta, and gamma radiations that come from radioactive materials as well as the results of the interactions of that radiation with matter. Some of the chapter topics include atomic nuclei, absorption of the alpha rays and related theories, how beta particles pass through matter, and the spectra for beta and gamma rays. Ernest Rutherford’s contribution focuses mainly on alpha rays, while James Chadwick wrote the chapters on scattered alpha and beta particles. C. D. Ellis was responsible for the section on beta and gamma rays. The book includes graphs and photographs of the research.


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