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McMillan, Edwin M. (Edwin Mattison) 1907-

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Works: 68 works in 90 publications in 1 language and 305 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Creator
Classifications: QC173, 541.2
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Lecture series in nuclear physics [prepared in September 1943 for use at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory] by U.S. Atomic Energy Commission( Book )
3 editions published between 1943 and 1947 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
Lecture series in nuclear physics (MDDC 1175) by U.S. Atomic Energy Commission( Book )
8 editions published between 1947 and 1953 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Lecture series in nuclear physics by Edwin M McMillan( Book )
7 editions published in 1947 in English and Undetermined and held by 15 libraries worldwide
A thick target for synchrotrons and betatrons by Edwin M McMillan( Computer File )
2 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Production of mesons by x-rays by Edwin M McMillan( Book )
2 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
At the spring, 1949, meeting of the National Academy of Sciences(l) a preliminary account was given of some observations of mesons produced by the 335 Mev x-ray beam from the Berkeley synchrotron. The present paper is a progress report of this work; no claim is made for completeness, but sufficient new data are available to make publication at this time worth while, especially since some of the numerical results given in the earlier report require revision. The x-ray beam, produced by the impact of 335 Mev electrons on a 20 mil thick platinum target, has a width at half maximum of 0.0135 radian (about 1 inch at 6 feet from the target). In all but the earliest experiments the beam was further defined by a 1 inch hole in a lead block, then passed through a piece of carbon which served as the meson source. The x-ray intensity at one meter from the target was about 3500 r per hour (measured behind 1/8 inch of lead) under the best running conditions; the average was about half this. The actual exposures at the carbon meson source (6 feet from the target) ranged from 500 to 2000 r in the later runs. Mesons were recorded on Ilford nuclear plates; the highest density of meson endings observed was about 100 per square centimeter in a 100 micron emulsion. In the following sections the experimental conditions and some of the results are described in more detail
Lecture series on nuclear physics ( Continually Updated Resource )
in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Absolute cross section for the reaction C¹²(n, 2n)C¹¹ at 90 MEV by Edwin M McMillan( Book )
1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
The r-unit at 320 and 160 Mev by Edwin M McMillan( Book )
2 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The r-unit is used today in at least two different ways: as a measure of radiation dosage, and as a measure of x-ray intensity. The meaning of the former is fairly well defined in terms of energy absorbed per gram of tissue, and the standard thimble chambers are calibrated to read in these terms. The meaning of the latter is much less clear. As originally defined, the r-unit referred to the ionization in air due to secondary electrons in equilibrium with the primary beam of x-rays. With low-energy x-rays equilibrium is easily attained since the range of the secondaries is small compared with the absorption distance of the primaries in air, but with high-energy-x-rays this is no longer true. Since a clearly defined equilibrium no longer exists, the old definition must be abandoned and the question remains: what should the r-unit mean in connection with the intensity of a beam of high-energy x-rays?
High energy physics by Edwin M McMillan( Computer File )
2 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Early days in the Lawrence Laboratory by Edwin M McMillan( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Lecture series in nuclear physics "(MDDC 1175)" : By E. M. McMillan (og 7 andre forf.) ( Book )
1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Reminiscences of wartime Los Alamos ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
B 18-A Report, February 13 to July 22, 1941 by Edwin M McMillan( Book )
1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Absolute cross section for the reaction C¹²(p, pn)C¹¹ at high energy by Edwin M McMillan( Book )
1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Lecture series on nuclear physics by Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory( Book )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The synchrotron, proposed high energy particle accelerator by Edwin M McMillan( Book )
1 edition published in 1945 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Nuclear history voices of the past ( Sound Recording )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Excerpts from speeches, lectures, etc. of some of the pioneers in nuclear history. The tape was probably complied sometime in the early - mid 1960s
Edwin M. McMillan diary by Edwin M McMillan( Book )
2 editions published in 1927 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Photocopy of a typescript of a diary he kept during his "travel prize fellowship" trip, awarded in 1927 by the California Institute of Technology, while he was a junior. Contains entries re sightseeing on the east coast and in Europe, and mountainclimbing in Switzerland
LA report 24: lecture series on nuclear physics by Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory( Archival Material )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Lecture notes from a series of lectures on nuclear physics given informally at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory during the period of development of the atomic bomb. Presenters included: Felix Bloch, Robert F. Christy, C. L. Critchfield, Edwin M. McMillan, Emilio Segrè, Edward Teller, Victor F. Weisskopf, and John H. Williams. Topics included: terminology, radioactivity, neutron physics, two body problem, statistical theory of nuclear reactions, and diffusion theory. The notes were collected by M. E. Cieslicki during his employment at Los Alamos
Edwin M. McMillan interview by Edwin M McMillan( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Transcript of tape recorded interviews conducted by Charles Weiner, Center for History of Physics, American Institute of Physics. Covers his youth and early education; undergraduate study at California Institute of Technology and influence of Arthur A. Noyes and Linus Pauling; graduate work in physics at Princeton University, especially molecular beam research with Karl T. Compton, Edward U. Condon and Robert J. Van de Graaff; career with the Physics Department and the Radiation Laboratory of the University of California, Berkeley, and relationship with Ernest O. Lawrence and J. Robert Oppenheimer; World War II research on radar, sonar and the automic bomb; postwar development of accelerators; and receipt of the Nobel prize in 1951
 
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MacMillan, Edwin M. 1907-
McMillan, E. M.
McMillan, E. M. 1907-
McMillan, E. M. (Edwin Mattison), 1907-
McMillan, Edwin Mattison, 1907-
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