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Alice Grace Jenny Bragg

A.M. Glazer and Patience Thomson.

in Crystal Clear

July 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Crystallography; History of Science and Technology. 80897 words.

This chapter begins with an outline of the history of Alice Bragg’s family, starting first with her father’s side of the family and then her mother’s side, providing excerpts from her...

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Aristotle's quartet: the elements in antiquity

in The Elements

April 2004; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Chemistry; History of Science and Technology. 5898 words.

‘Aristotle's quartet: the elements in antiquity’ outlines how the study of elements progressed from ancient Greece to the seventeenth century. The Aristotelian system of elements claimed...

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The atom factories: making new elements

in The Elements

April 2004; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Chemistry; History of Science and Technology. 8091 words.

‘The atom factories: making new elements’ explores the synthesis of new elements. The transmutation of new elements is only possible due to radioactivity. Rutherford discovered that...

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Bolton, Henry Carrington

Herbert T. Pratt.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; History of Science and Technology; Medicinal Chemistry. 1181 words.

Bolton, Henry Carrington (28 January 1843–19 November 1903), chemist and historian, was born in New York City, the only child of Jackson Bolton, a physician, and Anna Hinman North. Bolton...

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The chemical brothers: why isotopes are useful

Philip Ball.

in The Elements

April 2004; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Chemistry; History of Science and Technology. 5954 words.

‘The chemical brothers: why isotopes are useful’ explains the chemistry and application of isotopes. The arrangement of isotopes in the Periodic Table by weight did not always make sense,...

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Crookes, Sir William

W. H. Brock.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; History of Science and Technology; Medicinal Chemistry. 2592 words.

Crookes, Sir William (1832–1919), chemist and science journalist, was born on 17 June 1832 at 143 Regent Street, London, the eldest son of the sixteen children of Joseph Crookes...

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Crystal Clear

Edited by A.M. Glazer and Patience Thomson.

July 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Crystallography; History of Science and Technology. 448 pages.

This book takes you behind the scenes in the life of one of the most prominent scientists of the twentieth century, William Lawrence Bragg (WLB). He was an innovative genius who, together...

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The eightfold path: organizing the elements

in The Elements

April 2004; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Chemistry; History of Science and Technology. 7363 words.

‘The eightfold path: organizing the elements’ explains the history and rationale of the Periodic Table. Atomic theory was not fully accepted until Jean Perrin proved the existence of atoms...

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The Elements

Philip Ball.

April 2004; p ublished online April 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Chemistry; History of Science and Technology. 186 pages.

The Elements: A Very Short Introduction traces the history and cultural impact of the elements on humankind, and examines why people have long sought to identify the substances around them....

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For all practical purposes: technologies of the elements

in The Elements

April 2004; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Chemistry; History of Science and Technology. 5423 words.

‘For all practical purposes: technologies of the elements’ considers the variety that exists within the elements, and how they can be applied to our everyday lives. Iron and steel gave...

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