Lancaster: American Institute of Physics, 1933. 1st Edition. Bound full volume. First edition of Anderson’s Nobel Prize winning discovery of one of the tiniest particles in nature, the positron. This volume also includes many other important papers.
ANDERSON, pp. 491-494: Anderson announces his discovery of the first known particle of antimatter, the positron, a part of the atom also known as the positive electron. “By studying the tracks of cosmic ray particles in a cloud chamber, in 1932 Carl Anderson discovered a positively-charged particle with a mass seemingly equal to that of an electron. Carl Anderson's particle was the first antiparticle proven by experiment (Nobel Prize Committee). Includes four photographic illustrations of cloud chambers.
WIGNER, pp. 252-257: Wigner made his entrance into nuclear theory by investigating the mass defect of helium. He “discovered that the force binding the nucleons together is very weak when the distance between them is great, but very strong when the nucleons are close to one another as in the atomic nucleus” (Nobel Prize Committee).
WHITE & LAWRENCE, pp. 304-305: Confirms the first nuclear reaction (Cockcroft and Walton’s experiment earlier in the year using Boron).
ALSO INCLUDED, THE SIGNIFICANT PAPERS BY ZWICKY, LEMAITRE, VON GROSSE, deWOLF SMYTH, WHEELER, COMPTON, MILLIKAN, UREY, AND MARGENAU. Item #1521
CONDITION & DETAILS: Complete volume 4to. 10.5 x 8 inches. Light stamps on the first few prelimins. Tightly and solidly bound in black, minor rubbing and scuffing at the edge tips and spine; gilt-lettered at the spine. Bright and clean inside and out. Very good condition.