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Transmutations of Uranium and Thorium Nuclei by Neutrons

Nature volume 143, pages 559560 (01 April 1939) | Download Citation

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WE have recently bombarded layers of uranium oxide and thorium oxide with a mixture of fast and slow neutrons and investigated chemically the active substances obtained on glass plates about 1 mm. away. These active bodies, which result from the bursting of the particular nucleus1, were dissolved off for analysis with aqua regia, tests showing that no comparable activities came from the glass itself.

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  1. Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge. March 11.

    • E. BRETSCHER
    •  & L. G. COOK

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