FIRST EDITION (FULL VOLUME 52) OF THE PHYSICAL REVIEW HOUSING 6 IMPORTANT PHYSICS PAPERS.
In "Field Theory of Nuclear Interaction," Nicholas Kemmer proposes the first of two alternative currents required for electroweak synthesis.
In "Visible Radiation Produced by Electrons," Pavel Cherenkov describes the theory of Cherenkov radiation, the effect wherein light emitted by a transparent medium when charged particles pass through it at a speed greater than the speed of light in the medium. "Cherenkov observed the emission of blue light from a bottle of water subjected to radioactive bombardment. This phenomenon, associated with charged atomic particles moving at velocities greater than the speed of light in the local medium, proved to be of great importance in subsequent experimental work in nuclear physics, and for the study of cosmic rays" (Wikipedia).
In "On the Mathematical Description of Light Nuclei by the Method of Resonating Group Structure" contains Wheeler's important introduction of the S-Matrix. "String theory began in 1968 as an outgrowth of an earlier research program called the “S-matrix” that was used to depict the scattering of particles within a particle accelerator. The S-matrix relates the initial state to the final state of an interaction among particles, focusing exclusively on the “observables” in scattering experiments (the measurements of particle tracks) rather than being concerned with underlying (but unobservable) effects of quantum mechanics" (History of Physics: The Wenner Collections).
In "Note on the Radiation Field of the Electron," Bloch and Nordsieck point out the limitations of QED at that time. Their work "shows how in field theory to avoid the infinity associated with the 'infra-red catastrophy' -- the emission of low frequency photons which tends to infinity in quantum theory (Hartman, A Memoir on the Physical Review," 168). Following this, in Nordsieck then uses this new technique in calculating the radiative scattering of electrons in "The Low Frequency Radiation of a Scattered Electron."
In "On the Nature of Cosmic-Ray Particles", Nishina et al. confirm the discovery of the muon. Item #325
CONDITION & DETAILS: Lancaster: American Institute of Physics, July to December 1939. Quarto (10 x 8 inches; 250 x 203mm). Ex-libris bearing armorial bookplate and minimal stamping. Tightly and very solidly bound. Bright and very clean throughout. Very good + condition.