Article ID: CBB001252561

Heavy Hydrogen, Geophysics, and Planetary Science: A Retrospective View of Harold C. Urey (1893--1981) on the 75th Anniversary of His Discovery of Deuterium and the 25th Anniversary of His Death (2006)


Kauffman, George B. (Author)

The Chemical Educator
Volume: 11, no. 6
Issue: 6
Pages: 437-444

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of his discovery of deuterium and the 25th anniversary of his death, this article summarizes the life and career of Harold Clayton Urey (1893--1981), with emphasis on deuterium and his 1934 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, work on the Manhattan Project, paleotemperatures, cosmochemistry, planetary science, the origin of the universe and of life in it, and the Miller--Urey experiment.

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Authors & Contributors
Kragh, Helge S.
Shindell, Matthew Benjamin
Cohn, Mildred
Giunta, Carmen J.
Brown, Andrew P.
Good, Gregory A.
Substantia: An International Journal of the History of Chemistry
Chemical Heritage
Annals of Science: The History of Science and Technology
History of Physics Newsletter
Oxford University Press
American Chemical Society
Princeton University Press
University of California, San Diego
University of Chicago Press
Chemical elements
Periodic system of the elements; periodic table
Terminology and nomenclature
Urey, Harold Clayton
Mendeleev, Dmitri Ivanovich
Cassirer, Ernst
Ramsay, William
Lockyer, Joseph Norman
Rotblat, Joseph
United States
Warsaw (Poland)
Great Britain
Ohio (U.S.)
20th century
19th century
21st century
18th century
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
American Institute of Physics

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