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Products of the Fission of the Uranium Nucleus

Nature volume 143, pages 471472 (18 March 1939) | Download Citation

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O. Hahn and F. Strassmann1 have discovered a new type of nuclear reaction, the splitting into two smaller nuclei of the nuclei of uranium and thorium under neutron bombardment. Thus they demonstrated the production of nuclei of barium, lanthanum, strontium, yttrium, and, more recently, of xenon and cæsium.

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  1. Physical Institute, Academy of Sciences, Stockholm.

    • LISE MEITNER
  2. Institute of Theoretical Physics, University, Copenhagen. March 6.

    • O. R. FRISCH

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