Reference numberMS/929/1/165
TitleLetter from Ernest Rutherford, FRS, 17 Wimslow Road, Withington, Manchester, to James Mackenzie Davidson
Date2 March 1909
DescriptionComments that there was no time to call on Mackenzie Davidson during his last trip to London, otherwise he would have been delighted to work together. Notes that they will be using every fracture of their supplies this week [radium], however, he will try and get some spare next week. Does not think it would be possible to make a thin glass spiral to let alpha rays through, though one could make one cosy enough to let beta rays through.
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Access statusOpen
Administrative historySir Ernest Rutherford's (1871-1937) research established the nuclear structure of the atom and the essential nature of radioactive decay as a nuclear process. Rutherford was particularly interested in the decay families of thorium and radium
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8278Rutherford; Ernest (1871 - 1937); Baron Rutherford of Nelson1871 - 1937
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