Historical Encyclopedia of Atomic Energy

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Chronology of Atomic Energy

1780

Martin Heinrich Klaproth discovers the element uranium

1828

Jons Jakob Berzlius discovers the element thorium

1895

November 8

Wilhelm Roentgen discovers the X-ray in Germany

December 28

Roentgen reports discovery of the X-ray to the Würzburg Physico-Medical Society

1896

March 1

Antoine Becquerel discovers radioactivity in France

1897

Publication by J. J. Thomson of proof of the existence of the electron

1898

December 26

French physical chemists Marie and Pierre Curie discover radium

1900

January-February

Ernest Rutherford and Frederick Soddy trace spontaneous disintegration of radioactive elements

December 14

Max Planck introduces the quantum theory to the German Physical Society

1905

February-June

Albert Einstein advances the theory of relativity

1908

Hans Geiger develops the Geiger Counter for detection of radioactivity

1909

September

Robert Millikan's oil drop experiment confirms atomic theory of matter

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Introduction ix
  • A 1
  • B 40
  • C 69
  • D 107
  • E 114
  • F 124
  • G 143
  • H 155
  • I 169
  • J 183
  • K 193
  • L 201
  • M 223
  • N 240
  • O 267
  • P 276
  • Q 296
  • R 299
  • S 318
  • T 357
  • U 380
  • V 391
  • W 397
  • Y 406
  • Z 408
  • Chronology of Atomic Energy 411
  • Selected Bibliography 427
  • Index 445
  • About the Author 492
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