Journal of Radioanalytical Chemistry

, Volume 75, Issue 1–2, pp 229–235 | Cite as

Resonance ionization spectroscopy: How a new field expands

  • W. S. Lyon
Physical Methods Section


A scientometric study of communication and growth of a new development of physics, resonance ionization spectroscopy, has been made. Formal (journal publications) and informal (talks, lecures) communication patterns have been studied. Self citation dominates in early publications, but drops off as the field expands. Informal communication leads formal only by about a year in time, but is much larger in number.


Impact Factor Citation Rate Journal Publication Informal Communication Citation Pattern 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. S. Lyon
    • 1
  1. 1.Analytical Chemistry DivisionOak Ridge National LaboratoryOak Ridge(USA)

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