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A ‘Nuclear Photo-effect’: Disintegration of the Diplon by γ-Rays
BY analogy with the excitation and ionisation of atoms by light, one might expect that any complex nucleus should be excited or ‘ionised’, that is, disintegrated, by y-rays of suitable energy.Expand
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Detection of Nuclear Disintegration in a Photographic Emulsion
IT has been shown recently by Chadwick and Goldhaber1, and by Fermi and his collaborators2, that some light nuclei, particularly lithium and boron, are disintegrated by slow neutrons. In the case ofExpand
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The nuclear photoelectric effect
Some time ago we reported in ‘Nature’ the observation of a nuclear photo-effect, the disintegration of the deutron by γ-rays. An effect of y-rays upon complex nuclei might be expected to occur fromExpand
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Disintegration by Slow Neutrons
FERMI and his collaborators1 have reported that neutrons slowed down by collisions in substances containing hydrogen are captured by many nuclei very much more frequently than are fast neutrons. InExpand
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The disintegration of nitrogen by slow neutrons
The disintegration of nitrogen by slow neutrons has been studied in photographic emulsions of different sensitivity, which enable an unambiguous distinction to be made between the emission ofExpand
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Disintegration by slow Neutrons
All the light elements up to aluminium and some heavier ones have been examined for disintegration by slow neutrons. Large effects have been found in lithium and boron and a small effect in nitrogen,Expand
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