Lancaster: American Institute of Physics, 1936. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS OF THE IMPORTANT ESTABLISHMENT OF THE FIRST NEAR PRECISION VALUE FOR THE NUCLEAR MAGNETIC MOMENT. To establish the sign of nuclear moments determined by non-adiabatic transition, Rabi and his team determined the magnetic moment of the deuteron by sending through it a beam of neutral deuterium atoms from a Wood discharge tube.
In their own words: “The magnitudes of the nuclear moments of the proton and the deuteron are remeasured by the method of atomic beams. The new experimental arrangement is such that the evaluation of the results does not require any information with regard to the velocity distribution of the atoms in the beam. Detection is made objective by the use of a Stern-Pirani detector” (Kellogg, Rabi, and Zacharias, Phys Rev 50, 472).
Rabi and his team “reported the proton’s magnetic moment to be in the range +2.70 +3.00 nuclear magnetons, and the deuteron’s magnetic moment as between +.82 and +.88 nuclear magneton…With these new data, the magnetic moment of the neutron could, for the first time, be deduced” (Rigden, Rabi, 108). Item #673
CONDITION & DETAILS: Original wraps. Lancaster: American Institute of Physics. 4to. 10.5 x 7.75 inches (262 x 194mm). Bright and clean inside and out. Near fine condition.