The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science. Sixth series, vol. 37, no. 222 ( June 1919), pp. [537]-586. London: Taylor and Francis, 1919." /> RUTHERFORD, Ernest. "Collision of \Ka\k particles with light atoms. I: Hydrogen; II: Velocity of the hydrogen atom; III: Nitrogen and oxygen atoms; IV: An anomalous effect in nitrogen." In: <I>The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science</I>. Sixth series, vol. 37, no. 222 ( June 1919), pp. [537]-586. London: Taylor and Francis, 1919.|
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    RUTHERFORD, Ernest. "Collision of \Ka\k particles with light atoms. I: Hydrogen; II: Velocity of the hydrogen atom; III: Nitrogen and oxygen atoms; IV: An anomalous effect in nitrogen." In: The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science. Sixth series, vol. 37, no. 222 ( June 1919), pp. [537]-586. London: Taylor and Francis, 1919.

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    RUTHERFORD, Ernest. "Collision of \Ka\k particles with light atoms. I: Hydrogen; II: Velocity of the hydrogen atom; III: Nitrogen and oxygen atoms; IV: An anomalous effect in nitrogen." In: The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science. Sixth series, vol. 37, no. 222 ( June 1919), pp. [537]-586. London: Taylor and Francis, 1919.

    8o (223 x 146 mm). Original blue printed wrappers (very slight wear to spine ends); modern blue cloth box.

    FIRST EDITION, JOURNAL ISSUE, OF THE FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE SPLITTING OF ATOM. In 1911, as a result of bombarding gold foil with alpha particles, Rutherford formulated the hypothesis of the atom's nuclear construction on which all subsequent work in atomic physics and chemistry is based. He observed that while most of the alpha particles passed straight through the foil, some bounced back from it. Rutherford interpreted the bouncing in terms of his hypothesis and determined those that went through had passed through the planetary systems of electrons, while those that bounced back had hit, or interacted with, a nucleus. In 1919, as reported in this paper, Rutherford found that alpha particles in collision with nitrogen atoms liberated from them nuclei of hydrogen atoms, causing artificial transmutation or the splitting of the atom. Norman 1873; PMM 411.


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