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Controversy and consensus : nuclear beta decay 1911-1934

Author: Carsten Jensen; Finn Aaserud; et al
Publisher: Basel : Birkhäuser Verlag, ©2000
Series: Science networks., Historical studies ;, 24
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1920s, a long-lasting controversy on the interpretation of nuclear beta spectrum arose between Lise Meitner and Charles Drummond Ellis. A new dispute, this time between Niels Bohr and Wolfgang  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carsten Jensen; Finn Aaserud; et al
ISBN: 3764353139 9783764353131 0817659072 9780817659073
OCLC Number: 460468743
Description: xv, 217 s
Contents: 1 Prelude: Beta-Spectrum Research in the Pre-Nuclear Years, 1900-1911.- 1.1 Discovery and identification of the beta particle.- 1.2 The first experiments on the velocity distribution of beta particles.- 1.3 Absorption measurements question the inhomogeneity of the beta particles.- 1.4 The Hahn-Meitner vs. Wilson controversy.- 1.5 From unity to complexity: magnetic-deflection experiments, 1910-1911.- 2 The Origin of Beta Rays, and the Growing Complexity of Their Spectrum: The Rutherford Era, 1911-1919.- 2.1 Introduction.- 2.2 Rutherford's 1912 theory, and reactions to it.- 2.3 The beta particle as a nuclear constituent.- 2.4 An extreme complexity of beta line-spectra is brought to light: deflection experiments in the years 1911-1913.- 2.5 Continuity as well as lines: The composite beta spectrum.- 2.6 Rutherford's 1914 theory.- 2.7 The Bohr-Sommerfeld quantum conditions and the beta line-spectrum.- 2.8 Rutherford and the gamma rays.- 3 The Rise of a Controversy: Ellis, Meitner and Smekal Advance Different Beta-Spectrum Theories, 1920-1922.- 3.1 Introduction.- 3.2 Internal conversion, nuclear levels, and Ellis's interpretation of the beta line-spectrum.- 3.3 Analogy between alpha and beta emission, and Meitner's interpretation of the beta line-spectrum.- 3.4 Ellis's response to Meitner's hypothesis, and his interpretation of the continuous beta spectrum.- 3.5 Meitner replies to Ellis, and reveals her view on the continuous beta spectrum.- 3.6 The atom as a unity: Smekal joins the discussion, and is met with a sharp reaction.- 3.7 Two repetitions of the Chadwick experiment lead to contradictory conclusions.- 4 Secondary Effects and Order of Emission: Two Main Questions in the Controversy, 1923-1925.- 4.1 Introduction.- 4.2 Meitner investigates the beta spectrum of UX1 and takes it as further support for her view.- 4.3 Radiationless transitions: Rosseland suggests an explanation of the emission of primary, and some secondary, beta particles.- 4.4 The nuclear field and the Compton effect: Two possible reasons for the continuous beta spectrum.- 4.5 Ellis and Skinner reinvestigate the beta line-spectra of RaB and C, and serious problems arise.- 4.6 Beta first, gamma second, or is it the other way around?.- 5 The End of the Beginning: The Controversy Enters the Decisive Phase, 1925-1929.- 5.1 Introduction.- 5.2 Ellis adjusts his view on the emission process, but maintains his interpretation of the continuous spectrum.- 5.3 The number of emitted beta particles.- 5.4 Ellis and Wooster's tour de force: A determination of the heating effect of RaE.- 5.5 Continental reactions to Ellis and Wooster's experiment.- 5.6 Some concluding remarks about the controversy.- 6 From Anomaly to Explanation: The Continuous Beta Spectrum, 1929-1934.- 6.1 Introduction.- 6.2 Non-conservation of energy or a new particle? The first phase of the Bohr-Pauli dispute, 1929-1932.- 6.3 Other attempts at explaining the anomalous continuity.- 6.4 The question of upper limits in beta spectra, and the thorium C branching problem.- 6.5 The impact of the miraculous year: The second phase of the Bohr-Pauli dispute, 1932-1933.- 6.6 The two theories of beta decay.- 7 Towards a Theory of Internal Conversion: The Beta Line-Spectrum, 1927-1934.- 7.1 Introduction.- 7.2 Experimental evidence brings about a new view on the origin of gamma rays.- 7.3 The radiation hypothesis proves insufficient to explain internal conversion of gamma rays.- 7.4 A theory of internal conversion is developed.- Summary and Conclusion.- Name Index.
Series Title: Science networks., Historical studies ;, 24
Responsibility: Carsten Jensen ; editors, Finn Aaserud ... [et al.]

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"Jensen's book helps lay the foundations of a new and comprehensive history of nuclear science." (Centaurus)

 
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