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Alvarez, Luis W. – Physics Today, 1982
In a first-hand description of accelerator experiments on nuclei of mass three, the ideas that led to the development of acceleration mass spectrometry are traced. (Author)
Descriptors: College Science, Energy, Higher Education, Nuclear Physics
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Gove, H. E. – Physics Teacher, 1983
Tandem electrostatic accelerators produce beams of positive ions which are used to penetrate atomic nuclei in a target, inducing nuclear reactions whose study elucidates varied properties of the nucleus. Uses of the system, which acts like a mass spectrometer, are discussed. These include radiocarbon dating measurements. (JN)
Descriptors: Acceleration (Physics), College Science, Higher Education, Laboratory Procedures