The Confirmation: Millikan and the “Birth Cry” of Created Atoms

Chapter
Part of the Astronomers' Universe book series (ASTRONOM)

Abstract

The final confirmation of the existence of a penetrating radiation coming from outer space and hitting our Earth was given by a series of measurements made in the United States by R.A. Millikan (Fig. 3.1), one of the most influential American physicists of his time.

Keywords

Helium Atom Compton Scattering American Physical Society Extraterrestrial Radiation Water Equivalent Thickness 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze di Base e Applicate per l’Ingegneria (SBAI)University of Roma “La Sapienza”RomeItaly

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