The Nuclear Electron Hypothesis

  title={The Nuclear Electron Hypothesis},
  author={R. H. Stuewer},
  • R. H. Stuewer
  • Published 1983
  • Physics
  • James Chadwick’s discovery of the neutron in 1932 is justifiably viewed as a watershed in the history of nuclear physics.1 It opened the way to all modern neutron-proton theories of nuclear structure and (so the story goes) simultaneously expelled the electron from the nucleus where it had become, through its increasingly contrary behavior, an embarrassing guest — part of a problem not to be thought about, like the new taxes, as Peter Debye put it in 1930.2 Chadwick’s discovery reintroduced… CONTINUE READING
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