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X-Rays and Electrons. by  Arthur Holly COMPTON - First Edition - 1926 - from Peter Harrington (SKU: 119916)

X-Rays and Electrons.

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X-Rays and Electrons.: An Outline of Recent X-Ray Theory.

by COMPTON, Arthur Holly

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New York: D. Van Nostrand Company,, 1926. Scarce in such bright, fresh condition and with the dust jacket Octavo. Original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt on black ground, front board ruled and stamped in blind. With dust jacket. Numerous diagrams to the text. A fine copy in the rubbed dust jacket, spine browned, extremities a little nicked. First US edition, first printing, of the Nobel Prize-winning author's first book, scarce in such bright, fresh condition and with the dust jacket, which is rarely seen in commerce. "In his early days at Princeton, Compton devised an elegant method for demonstrating the Earth's rotation, but he was soon to begin his studies in the field of X-rays. He developed a theory of the intensity of X-ray reflection from crystals as a means of studying the arrangement of electrons and atoms, and in 1918 he started a study of X-ray scattering. This led, in 1922, to his discovery of the increase of wavelength of X-rays due to scattering of the incident radiation by free electrons, which implies that the scattered quanta have less energy than the quanta of the original beam. This effect, nowadays known as the Compton effect, which clearly illustrates the particle concept of electromagnetic radiation, was afterwards substantiated by C. T. R. Wilson who, in his cloud chamber, could show the presence of the tracks of the recoil electrons … For this discovery, Compton was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for 1927 (sharing this with C. T. R. Wilson who received the Prize for his discovery of the cloud chamber method)" (Nobel Lectures). See Nobel Lectures, Physics 1922-1941. Amsterdam: Elsevier Publishing Company, 1965.

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Peter Harrington GB (GB)
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Title
X-Rays and Electrons.
Author
COMPTON, Arthur Holly
Book condition
Used
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Hardcover
Publisher
New York: D. Van Nostrand Company,
Date published
1926

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About Peter Harrington

Since its establishment, Peter Harrington has specialised in sourcing, selling and buying the finest quality original first editions, signed, rare and antiquarian books, fine bindings and library sets. Peter Harrington first began selling rare books from the Chelsea Antiques Market on London's King's Road. For the past twenty years the business has been run by Pom Harrington, Peter's son.

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