AUTHORBillington, Monroe
TITLEProducts of Neutron Irradiation
PERIODICAL TITLEJournal of Chemical Education
DATE PUBLISHED1989
VOLUME NUMBER66
ISSUE NUMBER5
PAGE NUMBERS364-366
ISSN0021-9584


This article is a summary of research on products from the neutron irradiation of uranium conducted at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1936 to 1940. Physicist Philip H. Abelson describes the first observation of fission products in the United States and the discovery of the first transuranium element atomic number 93. The article is included in an issue of the Journal of Chemical Education that commemorates fifty years of knowledge of nuclear fission.


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