Controversy and Consensus: Nuclear Beta Decay 1911–1934

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ISBN: 978-3-0348-9569-9 (Print) 978-3-0348-8444-0 (Online)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii

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    Pages 1-28

    Prelude: Beta-Spectrum Research in the Pre-Nuclear Years, 1900–1911

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    Pages 29-53

    The Origin of Beta Rays, and the Growing Complexity of Their Spectrum: The Rutherford Era, 1911–1919

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    Pages 55-93

    The Rise of a Controversy: Ellis, Meitner and Smekal Advance Different Beta-Spectrum Theories, 1920–1922

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    Pages 95-120

    Secondary Effects and Order of Emission: Two Main Questions in the Controversy, 1923–1925

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    Pages 121-143

    The End of the Beginning: The Controversy Enters the Decisive Phase, 1925–1929

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    Pages 145-184

    From Anomaly to Explanation: The Continuous Beta Spectrum, 1929–1934

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    Pages 185-206

    Towards a Theory of Internal Conversion: The Beta Line-Spectrum, 1927–1934

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    Pages 207-212

    Summary and Conclusion

  10. Back Matter

    Pages 213-217