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Volume 12, Issue 4, 01 April 1941
12(1941); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1712907View Description Hide Description
Following the discovery of artificial radioactivity and the rarer stable isotopes of the light elements, the forty‐year‐old field of applied nuclear physics has found a greatly increased domain of usefulness in chemistry, metallurgy, radiology, geology,physiology and medicine. Isotopic tracer atoms, whether stable or radioactive, provide a powerful method for observing the behavior of complicated biological, chemical or physical systems under equilibrium conditions. Atom smashing machines, when slightly modified, are useful in metallurgical and clinical radiology, while other techniques and results from the field of nuclear physics find important applications in geology and astrophysics.
Abstracts from the Conference on Applied Nuclear Physics, Cambridge, Massachusetts, October 28–November 2, 194012(1941); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1712911View Description Hide Description