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

Author: Eugenie Samuel Reich
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView 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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Named Person: Jan Hendrik Schön; Jan Hendrik Schön
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eugenie Samuel Reich
ISBN: 9780230623842 0230623840
OCLC Number: 435419686
Notes: Originally published: 2009.
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Contents: Introduction 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' Epilogue Notes and Additional References
Responsibility: Eugenie Samuel Reich.

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