HISTORY OF ONE CALENDAR DATE TO THE 80-th ANNIVERSARY OF THE DISCOVERY OF SPONTANEOUS FISSION

Oct 13, 2020, 9:00 AM
35m
Online

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Plenary report Section 9. Nuclear-physical methods in the study of cultural heritage objects. Plenary

Speaker

Sergey Khlebnikov (Khlopin Radium Institute)

Description

In 2020, we celebrate 80 years since the discovery of the fundamental phenomenon - spontaneous fission of uranium - a type of radioactive decay that defines the boundaries of the Periodic system of elements. The paper with the results of research carried out by K. Petrzhak (Radium Institute) and G. Flerov (Leningrad Institute for Physics and Technology) was sent to Physical Review on June 14, 1940 and published on July 7, 1940.
The questions of the creation and development of nuclear physics in the 20-30th XX century at the Radium Institute are considered. Little-known documents and historical facts are examined to estimate the contribution of the Radium Institute - the cradle of comprehensive studies of radioactivity in Russia - to the world atomic science and technology.

Primary author

Sergey Khlebnikov (Khlopin Radium Institute)

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