The Discovery of Actinium

@article{Kirby1971TheDO,
  title={The Discovery of Actinium},
  author={H. Walker Kirby},
  journal={Isis},
  year={1971},
  volume={62},
  pages={290 - 308}
}
(OMING AS IT DID in the midst of the excitement over X rays, Henri Becquerel's s-1896 discovery of radioactivity attracted little attention from physicists.1 Chemists were even less interested: radiation, after all, was the province of the physicists and there seemed little in Becquerel's rays that might prove rewarding to a chemist. This attitude changed abruptly with the discovery of polonium and radium in 1898. The latter, especially, with its characteristic spectral lines, was something… Expand
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Volume Information
  • Isis
  • 1971
s, Index Medicus, Mathematical Reviews, and Social Sciences and Humanities Index. Second-class postage paid at Washington D.C. Copyright, 1971, by the History of Science Society, Inc. Printed inExpand
Seltenerdmetalle: Lanthanoide und dritte Nebengruppe
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