Superheavy

Superheavy

Superheavy will be the first book to take an in-depth look at how these synthetic elements are discovered, why they matter and where they will take us. It will start by taking us back to the very beginning, with the creation of the atomic bomb and the cold war race between the US and Soviet teams. It will tell the story of the major players, such as Ernest Lawrence who revolutionised the field of particle physics with the creation of the cyclotron; Yuri Oganessian, the ‘guerilla scientist’ who opened up a new era of discovery in the field and is the only living scientists to have an element named after him; and Victor Ninov, the disgraced physicist who almost pulled off the greatest fraud in nuclear science. It will bring us in a full circle back to Oak Bridge National Laboratory, where the first atomic bomb was developed, and that has more recently been an essential player in creating the new superheavy element 117.

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11-05-2020

Superheavy

Op jacht naar zware atomen Atomen zwaarder dan uranium kunnen alleen in een laboratorium gemaakt worden. Kit Chapman schreef een vlot boek over de zoektocht naar nieuwe zwaargewichten. [Recensie] Tijdens...


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