A to Z of Physicists. Notable Scientists [biographies] by Darryl J. Leiter PDF

By Darryl J. Leiter

ISBN-10: 0816047987

ISBN-13: 9780816047987

One other very important survey within the outstanding Scientists sequence, A to Z of Physicists focuses not just at the lives and personalities of these profiled, but additionally on their examine and contributions to the sector. a desirable and demanding section of this quantity is the eye paid to the stumbling blocks that girls and minority physicists have conquer to arrive their own targets. via incidents, quotations, and pictures, the entries painting anything of the human face that is frequently misplaced in books on technological know-how and scientists. A to Z of Physicists beneficial properties one hundred fifty entries and 50 black-and-white pictures. Culturally inclusive and spanning the entire diversity of physicists from precedent days to the current day, this can be a terrific source for college kids and common readers attracted to the historical past of physics or the numerous points of the non-public lives of vital physicists.

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That year he did his most important research, with his colleague C. A. Sadler. They discovered, in the process of X-ray scattering, that the secondary radiation is homogeneous and that the radiation from the heavier elements is of two kinds: one consisting of X rays scattered unchanged and the other a fluorescent radiation whose properties were related to the particular substance involved. , of a specific wavelength associated with a particular substance) were monochromatic, that is, contained one frequency.

They married in Las Vegas on March 14, 1940. Their lifelong union produced four children, who would present them with 11 grandchildren. When World War II began, Bloch became involved in the initial work on atomic energy at Stanford. Invited to Los Alamos by J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER, he worked on the implosion method suggested by Seth Neddermeyer. Later on, he worked on radar countermeasures at Harvard University, which exposed him to the latest developments in electronics. When he returned to Stanford after the war, in 1945, he applied this new knowledge to his earlier work on the magnetic moment of the neutron and developed innovative approaches to the study of nuclear moments.

Bloembergen and his group demonstrated this type of nonlinear optical phenomenon shortly after the laser was introduced and comprehensively explored the theory describing it around the same time. Bloembergen’s method of nonlinear four-wave mixing, in which three coherent light waves act together in generating a fourth coherent light wave, made it possible to generate laser light far outside the visible range, in both the infrared and the ultraviolet spectra. This greatly extended the range of wavelengths accessible to laser spectroscopy studies.

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