Title: Laser Transmutation of Nuclear Materials
Publisher: Springer
Publication Year: 2006
JRC N°: JRC33762
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC33762
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Following the discovery of radioactivity by Becquerel in. 1896, two young scientists, Frederic Soddy and Ernest Rutherford then at McGill University in Canada, set about to investigate the recently discovered phenomena. In 1901, the 24ryear-old chemist Soddy (Fig. 9.1) iiiid Rutherford were attempting to identify a gas that was being released from samples of radioactive thorium oxide.
JRC Directorate:Nuclear Safety and Security

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