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Plastic fantastic : how the biggest fraud in physics shook the scientific world

Author: Eugenie Samuel Reich
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This work presents an investigation of a scientific discovery that was revealed to be fraudulent by a journalist with a unique insight into the case. Schon's discovery of a plastic that worked as a superconductor was noted as a scientific triumph before revelations that his discoveries were fake.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jan Hendrik Schön; Jan Hendrik Schön
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eugenie Samuel Reich
ISBN: 0230224679 9780230224674
OCLC Number: 226357179
Description: 266 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Into the woods --
Hendrik --
A slave to publication --
Greater expectations --
Not ready to be a product --
Journals with "special status" --
Scientists astray --
Plastic fantastic --
The Nanotechnology Department --
The fraud taboo --
Game over.
Responsibility: Eugenie Samuel Reich.
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