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ERIC Number: EJ1032741
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6811
A Short History of the Discovery of Isotopes (and Some of Their Uses)
Scott, Dave
School Science Review, v95 n351 p101-105 Dec 2013
This article looks at the events that led to the discovery of isotopes in the early part of the 20th century. It is difficult to claim that the discovery was a single event. A number of famous scientists worked independently to provide the evidence, and the understanding of the need to think differently about atoms gradually emerged. Four varied examples making use of isotopes show how their importance has evolved over a further 100 years.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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