AUTHORRomer, Alfred, Ed.
TITLERadiochemistry and the Discovery of Isotopes
PUBLISHERDover Publications, Inc.
CITYNew York, NY
DATE PUBLISHED1970
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This volume in the Dover Classics of Science series traces the growth of radioactive science in the important period of nuclear physics from 1896 to 1913 through presentation of 26 important original papers. It shows how radiochemistry was instrumental to the discovery of isotopes. Beginning with the difficulties of studying transitory radioactive elements, it moves on to the investigation of chemical similarities between unrelated radioactive substances that led to the theory of isotopes. Included is an extensive historical introduction by the editor, along with editorial comments on the seminal papers that make up the majority of the work. Those comments allow the layperson to understand the basic and important trends in nuclear physics and radiochemistry demonstrated in the collection.


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