# Atomic & Particle Physics, & Quantum Theory

1899. 1st Edition. FIRST PUBLISHED ANNOUNCEMENT THAT THE ELECTRON IS A SUBATOMIC PARTICLE. Mention of J. J. Thomson’s report at the 1899 meeting of the British Association for the Advancement in Science in Dover “On the existence of masses smaller than atoms,” and published in the October 12 issue of... More

American Institute of Physics translation of the physics sections of the Proceedings of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. All original wraps bound in. CONDITION & DETAILS: Soviet Physics Doklady (American Institute of Physics translation of the physics sections of the Proceedings of the Academy of Sciences of the... More

FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS OF THE FIRST TWO PAPERS ON THE AHARANOV-BOHM EFFECT, the assertion that a that a magnetic field affects the quantum properties of an electron in a way that is forbidden by classical physics. In the first paper they write, “…contrary to the conclusions of classical... More

Alder, Kurt; Bohr, Aage; Huss, T; Mottelson, Ben; Winther, Aage

FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL PRINTED WRAPS OF A “LANDMARK REVIEW” & “DEFINITIVE THEORY” OF COULOMB EXCITATION & ONE OF THE 100 MOST CITED PAPERS TO APPEAR IN THE JOURNAL REVIEWS OF MODERN PHYSICS(Cline, “Nuclear Shapes”, Ann. Rev. Nucl. Part, 1986, 684; History of Physics: The Wenner Collection). Though the origin... More

FIRST PRINTING IN ENGLISH, ORIGINAL WRAPS, of “the classical paper on absorption properties of slow neutrons, establishing ‘the existence of absorption bands corresponding to energy intervals sufficiently narrow to allow one to isolate relatively homogenous neutron groups’. In addition, absorption and scattering properties of various groups of neutrons were investigated”... More

Amaldi, E., C. D. Anderson, P. M. S. Blackett, W. B. Fretter, L. Leprince-Ringuet, B. Peters, C. F. Powell, C. D. Rochester, B. Rossi, B. W. Thompson.

London: Macmillan, 1954. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION of the nomenclature designed to provide symbols for the startling new developments in the field of fundamental particles. This nomenclature is largely still in use today. The 1953 International Cosmic Ray Conference was focused exclusively on newly discovered ‘strange particles,’ or subatomic... More

Lancaster: American Institute of Physics, 1939. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS of an important experiment in early fission research that was also led directly to Albert Einstein's famous letter to President Roosevelt urging his understanding of the potential lethality of chain fission reactions and prompting him to start... More

Arnowitt, Richard; Deser, Stanley; Misner, Charles

Lancaster: American Physical Society, 1959. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS OF THE ADM FORMULATION, A HAMILTONIAN FORMULATION OF GENERAL RELATIVITY THAT PLAYS AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN QUANTUM GRAVITY AND NUMERICAL RELATIVITY” (Hamber, Quantum Gravitation, 107). “In 1958, Dirac published his formulation of generalized Hamiltonian dynamics for gravitation. [The... More

Aspect, Alain; Grangier, Philippe; Roch, Jean-François; et al.

2007. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS OF THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL DEMONSTRATION OF JOHN WHEELER’S FAMOUS DELAYED CHOICE QUANTUM EXPERIMENT. In this beautifully clean realization of Wheeler’s 1978 proposal, the authors, Alain Aspect et al., used laser light to create a delayed-choice double-slit experiment. Aspect and his team “used... More

Berlin: Julius Springer, 1929. 1st Edition. Full volume, bound, including TWO IMPORTANT 1st EDITIONS: Atkinson & Houtermans’ SEMINAL PAPER CONCLUDING THAT QUANTUM TUNNELING MAY ALLOW FOR THE GENERATION OF ENERGY IN STARS THROUGH NUCLEAR FUSION. In this, the 1st attempt to apply the Gamow factor to explore fusion reactions in... More

Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1885. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING OF THE SEMINAL 1885 DISCOVERY OF THE BALMER FORMULA: A MATHEMATICAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE FREQUENCIES OF ATOMIC SPECTRAL LINES. “Balmer had found a simple but very accurate formula… to compute the frequencies (and wavelengths) of the light for the... More

Bardeen, John; Cooper, Leon; Schrieffer, John

Lancaster: American Institute of Physics. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION, ORIGINAL PAPER WRAPS, OF ALL THREE OF BARDEEN, COOPER, AND SCHRIEFFER’S NOBEL PRIZE WINNING PAPERS THAT PROVIDED THE FIRST THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK THAT “EXPLAINED THE KNOWN PHENOMENA OF SUPERCONDUCTIVITY” (Brandt, Harvest of the Century, 364). To date “the most important current application... More

Berlin: Julius Springer, 1936. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL PRINTED WRAPS OF BARGMANN’S RELATION OF FOCK’S “GLOBAL METHOD” OF TREATMENT FOR THE HYDROGEN ATOM TO THE “INFINITESIMAL METHOD” OF PAULI (Chattargi, The Theory of Auger Transitions, 36; Avery, Applications in Quantum Theory, xii). Note that we offer the Fock... More

Lancaster: American Physical Society, 1975. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS OF A LENGTHLY SUPPLEMENT TO THE REVIEWS OF MODERN PHYSICS. “The authors have a particularly broad interpretation of ‘Disordered Systems’”, one encompassing the exploration of energy localization in discrete nonlinear lattices, both classical and quantum mechanical (Barker &... More

Becquerel, Henri; Zeeman, P.; Cartan, Élie [Elie]

Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1897. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION OF 3 PAPERS BY BECQUEREL ON THE NEWLY DISCOVERED RADIOACTIVITY, A PAPER BY ZEEMAN OFFERING THE FIRST GLIMPSE AT THE ELECTRON, AND A PAPER BY THE INFLUENTIAL MATHEMATICIAN, ELIE CARTAN.In 1897, Becquerel’s research led him to the newly discovered X-rays and to how... More

Bernstein, Ira B.; Greene, John M.; Kruskal, Martin D.

New York: American Physical Society, 1957. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS OF THE BERNSTEIN-GREENE-KRUSKAL (BGK) MODE, AMONG THE MOST FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS IN PLASMA PHYSICS. Also included: D. L. Dexter's "Possibility of Luminescent Quantum Yields Greater than Unity" (pp. 630-634). First appearance of the idea of quantum cutting (also... More

Bethe, H. A. [Hans]; Levinger, J. S. WITH Ward, J. C. [John Clive]

Lancaster: American Physical Society, 1950. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS OF TWO PAPERS OF SIGNIFICANCE TO THE THEORY OF THE ATOMIC NUCLEUS AND ELEMENTARY PARTICLES: Bethe and Levinger’s sum rule calculations demonstrated the total integrated photonuclear cross section, an important quantity demonstrating that the giant resonance, a “high-frequency... More

Lancaster: American Institute of Physics, 1951. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS OF THE BETHE-SALPETER EQUATION, A PARTICULARLY GROUNDBREAKING QUANTUM FIELD THEORETICAL TOOL THAT CAN BE APPLIED IN ANY QUANTUM FIELD THEORY & MOST AREAS OF THEORETICAL PHYSICS. The Bethe-Salpeter equation describes the “bound states between two or more... More

London: Macmillan, 1934. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS of the first calculation of what is now called the 'neutrino cross section;' more specifically, Bethe and Peierl's paper presents the first calculation of a measure of the probability of a collision. Together, they used general principles to relate the... More

Lancaster: American Physical Society, 1937. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS of Bethe's seminal paper work on neucleosynthesis, "Energy Production in Stars." Bethe's work on nuclear reactions relied heavily on the development of quantum mechanics, and resulted in the occurance of some classically forbidden reactions; and this same work... More

Berlin: Julius Springer, 1931. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION OF HANS BETHE’S NOW FAMOUS ANSATZ, "the first time a strongly interacting many-body system has been 'solved exactly'" (Weiss, Reflected Brownian Motion, 1). Bethe's ansatz, or approach, provides exact solutions of certain one-dimensional quantum many-body models. It has been used to solve... More

Bethe, Hans AND Szilard, Leo & Zinn, Walter H. AND Oppenheimer & Volkoff AND Tolman, Richard AND Bohr, Niels AND Anderson, Herbert L & Fermi, Enrico & Hanstein, H. B. AND Rabi, I. & Millman, S. & Kusch, P. & Zacharias, J. R.

Lancaster: American Institute of Physics, 1939. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING of Bethe's seminal papers on neucleosynthesis, "Energy Production in Stars" and "Energy Production in Stars II." Full volume inclusive of many other important papers.Bethe's work on nuclear reactions relied heavily on the development of quantum mechanics, and resulted... More

Lancaster: American Physical Society, 1947. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE of "The Electromagnetic Shift of Energy Levels," in which Bethe, considering the Lamb/Retherford discovery of the shift of the 2S-state of hydrogen upward in energy evidenced in "Fine Structure," took up an idea of Hans Kramer's that if one... More

London: Royal Society, 1933. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL PAPER WRAPS OF THE FIRST CONFIRMATION OF THE IDENTIFICATION OF POSITIVE ELECTRONS, THE FIRST PUBLISHED PHOTOGRAPHS OF POSITIVE ELECTRONS, & THE FIRST DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE DESIGN OF THE COUNTER CONTROLLED CLOUD CHAMBER WHICH MADE THIS SCIENCE POSSIBLE. The wraps... More

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... More