Article ID: CBB000931748

Isotope Research before Isotopy: George Hevesy's Early Radioactivity Research in the Hungarian Context (2009)


Palló, Gábor (Author)

Dynamis: Acta Hispanica ad Medicinae Scientiarumque Historiam Illustrandam
Volume: 29
Pages: 167--190

Publication Date: 2009
Edition Details: Part of special issue: Isotopes: Science, Technology and Medicine in the Twentieth Century
Language: English

This paper presents a framework for the study of George Hevesy's research in the 1910s by distinguishing two styles of radioactivity research: the analytical (as practiced in Manchester and Vienna to some extent) and the natural historical (as practiced in Hungary). Georg Hevesy's approach combined these two types. Indeed, by studying Hevesy's research in context, I show that the earliest applications of isotopes started in parallel with the establishment of the isotope theory of matter.

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Authors & Contributors
Rentetzi, Maria
Guerra, Francisco
Robotti, Nadia
Rehn, Martin
Reiter, Wolfgang L.
Coen, Deborah R.
Physics in Perspective
Historical Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences
British Journal for the History of Science
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Dynamis: Acta Hispanica ad Medicinae Scientiarumque Historiam Illustrandam
Berzsenyi College
Central European University Press
Columbia University Press
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Atomic, nuclear, and particle physics
Experiments and experimentation
Rutherford, Ernest, 1st Baron
Hevesy, György
Joliot-Curie, Irène
Joliot-Curie, Frédéric
Pettersson, Hans
Meyer, Stefan
Time Periods
20th century, early
20th century
20th century, late
19th century
Vienna (Austria)
Cavendish Laboratory
Cambridge University
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut für Hirnforschung, Berlin-Buch
Solvay Conferences
Jesuits (Society of Jesus)

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