Pisa: Dalla Tipografia Pieraccini, 1907. 1st Edition. FIRST SEPARATE EDITION OFFPRINT ON RADIOACTIVITY IN ORIGINAL PRINTED WRAPS.
Gian Alberto Blanc [sometimes Le Blanc] (1879-1966) was an Italian physicist, geochemist, paleontologist, and politician.
Blanc attended the University of Rome,studied was Sella and Blaserna, graduating in 1904; his thesis was on Gibbs’s new theory on the balance of chemical systems. That same year, and while still at school, Blanc began research into the radioactivity of some hydrothermal sediments from Savoy. This research led him to discover a new radioactive nucleic acid that was simultaneously and independently identified by Hahn. Ramsey suggested the name ‘radiotore’.
In 1907, in the same year that this offprint came out, Blanc was the first to determine ‘radiotores’ disintegration constant. It if for this reason that Blanc was invited by Marie Curie to continue his research in her Paris laboratory and collaborate on the publication of the Tables des constantes radioactives ( VI, Le radium, Paris 1909). Blanc did so, going on to accomplish important work in a wide variety of fields. Item #945
CONDITION & DETAILS: Offprint. Original printed wraps. 4to. (9.75 x 6.5 inches). pp. 1-20. Some writing in Italian and in an early hand on the front wrap; small label as well (see scans). Otherwise bright and clean throughout. Very good + condition.