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The History and preservation of chemical instrumentation : proceedings of the ACS Division of the History of Chemistry symposium held in Chicago, Ill., September 9-10, 1985

Author: John T Stock; Mary Virginia Orna; American Chemical Society. Division of the History of Chemistry.
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : D. Reidel Pub. Co., ©1986.
Series: Chemists and chemistry.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recognizing this fact, the Division of the History of Chemistry of the American Chemical Society organized and held a very successful symposium on the history of chemical instrumentation during the  Read more...

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History and preservation of chemical instrumentation.
Dordrecht ; Boston : D. Reidel Pub. Co., ©1986
(OCoLC)562751315
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John T Stock; Mary Virginia Orna; American Chemical Society. Division of the History of Chemistry.
ISBN: 9027722692 9789027722690
OCLC Number: 13457044
Description: viii, 268 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: The Impact of Instrumentation on Analytical Chemistry.- Rise and Fall of Specifications as Indicators of Instrument Performance.- The Origins of Commercial Infrared Spectrometers.- The Reflective Goniometer and Its Impact on Chemical Theory.- D.B. Brace's Measurement of Double Refraction Due to Ether Drift.- Developments in 18th Century Optics and Early Instrumentation.- The History of Optical Emission Techniques for the Industrial User.- My Rememberance of Gas Chromatography.- A Personal History of the Conception and Early Development of Ion Chromatography.- The Next Step in Laboratory Automation - Robotics.- The Development of Blowpipe Analysis.- The Practical Aspects of Collecting, Preserving, and Exhibiting Analytical Balances.- Renovation and Repair of Scientific Instruments.- Kemp & Co., Laboratory Suppliers.- Mechanical Control of Gaslight: An Account of Clockwork Mechanisms Used for Operating Gaslights.- The Development of Scientific Instruments Relating to Negretti & Zambra, Instrument Makers, England, 1850-1985.- The Use of New Materials in the Manufacture of Scientific Instruments, C.1880-C.1920.- Historic Instruments: Survival or Disappearance?.- Name Index.
Series Title: Chemists and chemistry.
Responsibility: edited by John T. Stock and Mary Virginia Orna.

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