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Marie Curie and the science of radioactivity

Read the comprehensive story of Marie Curie from her upbringing through to her discoveries and big life events.

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Radioactive dose

How does ionising radiation affect people, what risks arise from radiation exposure, and how can such risks be minimised? These question and more are addressed on this excellent site all about ...

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Isotopes and Radioactivity

Atoms of the same element can have different numbers of neutrons; the different possible versions of each element are called isotopes.

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How Smoke Detectors Work

A brief description of how these devices detect smoke, exploring the two most common types used today: photoelectric and ionization detectors. Part of Marshall Brain's Assumes ...

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History of Physics Exhibits

Online exhibits including Marie Curie and the Discovery of Radioactivity, the History of the Transistor, Albert Einstein, the Discovery of the Electron; Heisenberg, and Sakharov.

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Enrico Fermi

Enrico Fermi received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1938 for his work on the artificial radioactivity produced by neutrons, and for nuclear reactions brought about by slow neutrons. A good biography ...

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Irene Joliot-Curie

Irene Joliot-Curie (1897 - 1956) did important work on natural and artificial radioactivity, transmutation of elements, and nuclear physics; she shared the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1935 with her ...

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