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New Products of the Fission of the Thorium Nucleus

Nature volume 143, page 637 (15 April 1939) | Download Citation

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IN a preceding communication1 it has been shown that the ‘transuranium’ elements are found among the fission products of uranium under neutron bombardment. Consequently they must be lower elements, probably partly somewhere near tellurium2, partly (the complementary fission fragments) in the region of ruthenium.

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  1. Physical Institute, Academy of Sciences, Stockholm. March 26.

    • LISE MEITNER

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