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Max von Laue and the discovery of X‐ray diffraction in 1912
From today’s perspective, only a few discoveries are regarded to be as exciting and as ground-breaking as the discovery of X-ray diffraction by crystals. “The undersigned are engaged since 21 April
How Sommerfeld extended Bohr’s model of the atom (1913–1916)
Sommerfeld’s extension of Bohr’s atomic model was motivated by the quest for a theory of the Zeeman and Stark effects. The crucial idea was that a spectral line is made up of coinciding frequencies
The Dawn of Fluid Dynamics: A Discipline Between Science and Technology
Preface. 1. Diverging Trends before the 20th Century. 2. The Beginnings of Fluid Dynamics in Goettingen, 1904-1914. 3. Aviation and the Rise of Aerodynamics in the World War I. 4. The
Disputed discovery: the beginnings of X-ray diffraction in crystals in 1912 and its repercussions.
  • M. Eckert
  • Physics
    Acta crystallographica. Section A, Foundations of…
  • 2012
TLDR
The discovery ofX-ray diffraction is reviewed from the perspective of the contemporary knowledge in 1912 about the nature of X-rays to result in a dispute about the `myths of origins' of the community of crystallographers.
Disputed discovery: The beginnings of X-ray diffraction in crystals in 1912 and its repercussions
Abstract The discovery of X-ray diffraction is reviewed from the perspective of the contemporary knowledge in 1912 about the nature of X-rays. Laue‘s inspiration that led to the experiments by
Arnold Sommerfeld: Science, Life and Turbulent Times 1868-1951
Prologue.- Konigsberg Roots.- Setting the Course.- Klein's Assistant.- Clausthal.- Aachen.- Munich.- Physics in War and Peace.- The Quantum Pope.- Wave Mechanics.- Cultural Ambassador.- Descent.- The
The development of the quantum-mechanical electron theory of metals: 1928-1933
We trace the fundamental developments and events, in their intellectual as well as institutional settings, of the emergence of the quantum-mechanical electron theory of metals from 1928 to 1933. This
Neutral adaptation of the genetic code to double-strand coding
TLDR
It is shown that the genetic code exhibits, beyond the neutral replacement patterns of amino acid substitutions, optimal properties by favoring simultaneous evolution of proteins encoded in DNA/RNA sense-antisense strands.
Turbulence before Marseille 1961
The surge of turbulence research in the first half of the twentieth century is reviewed with the focus on the institutional environment that provided an umbrella for the activities in this field.
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