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2. Its principles: atoms and molecules

2. Its principles: atoms and molecules  

Peter Atkins

in Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2015
Published Online: 
Feb 2015
eISBN: 
9780191782459
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199683970.003.0002
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199683970
There are a number of fundamental concepts that are essential to know about in order to understand any account of modern chemistry. ‘Its principles: atoms and molecules’ describes, in very ... More
The Elements: A Very Short Introduction

The Elements: A Very Short Introduction  

Philip Ball

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2004
Published Online: 
Apr 2014
eISBN: 
9780191776298
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192840998.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780192840998
The Elements: A Very Short Introduction traces the history and cultural impact of the elements on humankind, and examines why people have long sought to identify the substances ... More
6. Detectors: cameras and time machines

6. Detectors: cameras and time machines  

Frank Close

in Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2004
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775956
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804341.003.0006
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chapter
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9780192804341
‘Detectors: cameras and time machines’ explores methods of investigating particles. Early methods for detecting particles used scintillating material which flashed on contact with ... More
6. The chemical brothers: why isotopes are useful

6. The chemical brothers: why isotopes are useful  

Philip Ball

in The Elements: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2004
Published Online: 
Apr 2014
eISBN: 
9780191776298
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192840998.003.0006
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192840998
‘The chemical brothers: why isotopes are useful’ explains the chemistry and application of isotopes. The arrangement of isotopes in the Periodic Table by weight did not always make sense, ... More
6. Sources of radiation

6. Sources of radiation  

A. M. Glazer

in Crystallography: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2016
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Mar 2016
eISBN: 
9780191787072
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198717591.003.0006
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9780198717591
To observe diffraction from crystals it is necessary to have a source of radiation whose wavelength is of the same order as the atomic spacings. ‘Sources of radiation’ shows that the ... More

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