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Cyclotron

  • John Jewkes
  • David Sawers
  • Richard Stillerman

Abstract

In recent years very large, intricate and costly cyclotrons have been constructed to aid scientists in their study of matter, but they had humble beginnings. The creator of the cyclotron, Ernest O. Lawrence, was an academic scientist who combined a natural scientific curiosity with a flair for practical application. He was born in South Dakota in 1901, received his Ph.D. from Yale in 1925 and remained there until he accepted a position at the University of California.

Keywords

Nobel Prize Academic Scientist Practical Instrument Accelerate System White Crystalline Substance 
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References

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    Blakeslee, Howard, ‘Atomic Slingshot’, Science Digest, Apr. 1949.Google Scholar
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    Schuler, L. A., ‘Maestro of the Atom’, Scientific American, Aug. 1940.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Presentation of the Nobel Prize to Professor Ernest O. Lawrence by Professor R. T. Birge, Science, Apr. 5, 1940.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© John Jewkes, David Sawers and Richard Stillerman 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Jewkes
  • David Sawers
  • Richard Stillerman

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