AUTHORChadwick, J.
TITLELetter to the Editor: Possible Existence of a Neutron
PERIODICAL TITLENature
DATE PUBLISHED1932
VOLUME NUMBER129
ISSUE NUMBER3252
PAGE NUMBERS312
ISSN0028-0836
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This letter to the editor discussing the existence of a newly conceived atomic particle, the neutron, is one of the most important documents in the history of modern physics. Written by British physicist and Nobel laureate James Chadwick, it describes his experiments with different elements and radiation; the experiments support the existence of the neutron. The letter contains technical language and is suggested for professionals or people knowledgeable in the field of atomic physics.


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