John Douglas Cockcroft and Kempton, c 1940s.

 
John Douglas Cockcroft and Kempton, c 1940s.
4 0 c m
 
38cm
actual image size: 30cm x 32cm

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Cockcroft (1897-1967) (right), was responsible, in 1932, for a brilliant experiment with E Walton which turned on its head G Gamow's (1904-1968) theory of particles tunnelling out of nuclei, to produce transmutation, an artificial nuclear reaction caused by particles tunnelling into nuclei and disintegrating them. Kempton was a physicist who worked at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge.

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