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Radiocarbon dating

Radiocarbon dating (also referred to as carbon dating or carbon-14 dating) is a method for determining the age of an object containing organic material by using the properties of radiocarbon (C-14), a radioactive isotope of carbon. The method was developed by Willard Libby in the late 1940s and soon became a standard tool for archaeologists. Libby received the Nobel Prize for …

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First Hydrogen Bomb Trial

The United States of America tested their first hydrogen bomb, On November 1, 1952, at full scale in the “Ivy Mike” shot at an island in the Enewetak Atoll, with a yield of 10.4 megatons (over 450 times more powerful than the bomb dropped on Nagasaki during World War II, and approximately the same amount of energy as ten million tons of …

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Niels Bohr

Niels Henrik David Bohr (7 October 1885 – 18 November 1962) was a Danish physicist who made foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory, for which he received theNobel Prize in Physics in 1922. Bohr developed the Bohr model of the atom, in which he proposed that energy levels of electrons are discrete and that the electrons revolve in …

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Friedrich Wilhelm Ostwald

Russian-German physical chemist Friedrich Wilhelm Ostwald was born on September 2, in 1853 He was one of the founders of classical physical chemistry. In particular, Ostwald was a pioneer of electrochemistry and chemical dynamics. He won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1909 for his work on catalysis, chemical equilibrium, and reaction velocities. Ostwald is usually credited with inventing the Ostwald …

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Victor Grignard

Victor Grignard, in full François-Auguste-Victor Grignard (May 6, 1871 in Cherbourg – December 13, 1935 in Lyon) was a Nobel Prize-winning French chemist. In 1898, while a student under Philippe Barbier at Lyon, Grignard began his prize winning work with a study of the alkylzinc compounds developed earlier bySir Edward Frankland. It was Barbier who had Grignard repeat some experiments on …

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