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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.
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Schon's discovery of a plastic that worked as a superconductor was noted as a scientific triumph before revelations that his discoveries were fake. This book analyzes the fraud and considers  Read more...

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Named Person: Jan Hendrik Schön
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eugenie Samuel Reich
ISBN: 9780230623842 0230623840 0230224679 9780230224674
OCLC Number: 762144768
Notes: Litteraturliste.
Description: 266 s. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Schon's discovery of a plastic that worked as a superconductor was noted as a scientific triumph before revelations that his discoveries were fake --
This book analyzes the fraud and considers pressures that force unscrupulous behaviour from science's rising stars. 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.
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