Liberation of Neutrons from Beryllium by X-Rays: Radioactivity Induced by Means of Electron Tubes

@article{Brasch1934LiberationON,
  title={Liberation of Neutrons from Beryllium by X-Rays: Radioactivity Induced by Means of Electron Tubes},
  author={A. Brasch and F. Lange and Amany Waly and T. Banks and T. Chalmers and L. Szilard and F. Hopwood},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1934},
  volume={134},
  pages={880-880}
}
  • A. Brasch, F. Lange, +4 authors F. Hopwood
  • Published 1934
  • Physics
  • Nature
  • IT has been recently reported1 that neutrons are liberated from beryllium by γ-rays of radium and that these are able to induce radioactivity in iodine. Following up this work, we have attempted to liberate neutrons from beryllium by means of hard X-rays, produced by high-voltage electron tubes. An electron tube, which could conveniently be operated by a high-voltage impulse generator at several million volts2, is at present in use in the High Tension Laboratory of the A.E.G. in Berlin, and has… CONTINUE READING
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