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Record Unit 7160

Roberts, Richard B. (Richard Brooke), 1910-

Richard B. Roberts Notebook, 1938-1939

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Roberts, Richard B. (Richard Brooke), 1910-
Title: Richard B. Roberts Notebook
Dates: 1938-1939
Quantity: 1 volume.
Collection: Record Unit 7160
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This notebook contains Roberts' laboratory data and notes for the period September 1938 to April 1939, including notes on the atom-splitting experiment. The volume also contains a letter from Roberts to his father, giving the background of the experiment.

Historical Note

Richard Brooke Roberts (1910-1980), physicist and biophysicist, participated in the experiment in which the splitting of the uranium atom was first observed in 1939. At the time, he was a Fellow at the Carnegie Institution in Washington, D.C.

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Descriptive Entry

This notebook contains Roberts' laboratory data and notes for the period September 1938 to April 1939, including notes on the atom-splitting experiment. The volume also contains a letter from Roberts to his father, giving the background of the experiment.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7160, Richard B. Roberts Notebook

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Container List

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Notebook, 1938-1939

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