AUTHORCohen, Montague
TITLEErnest Rutherford and Frederick Soddy: An Historic Partnership
PERIODICAL TITLEThe Chemical Intelligencer
DATE PUBLISHED1997
VOLUME NUMBER3
ISSUE NUMBER2
PAGE NUMBERS33-40
ISSN0947-0662


This article examines the successful partnership between physicist Ernest Rutherford and chemist Frederick Soddy at McGill University, Montreal, Canada, from 1901 to 1903. Rutherford, a New Zealander, and Soddy, an Englishman, collaborated to write nine papers on radioactivity of thorium compounds, uranium, and radium. This work was crucial to the foundation of nuclear physics and radiochemistry. The author describes the apparatus and key findings in each collaborative paper. Also included is an insert about the Rutherford Museum at McGill University.


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