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Compton, Arthur Holly; et al.
A Quantum Theory of the Scattering of X-rays by Light Elements [in] The Physical Review Second Series, Vol. 25, No. 5, May 1923
Published for the American Physical Society, 1923. First Edition. Fine. First edition of Arthur Compton's Nobel Prize-winning paper on the "Compton Effect." Pp. [483]-584. Complete issue, bound without wraps in green cloth with leather spine lettered in gilt. Pages toned, small bumped to edge of upper boards, else Fine. Contains a paper by Arthur Holly Compton, "A Quantum Theory of Scattering X-rays by Light Elements" on pp. [483]-502. Compton won the 1927 Nobel Prize in Physics for this work in 1923, the Compton Effect, or the scattering of a photon by a charged particle, usually an electron, which results in a decrease in energy (increase in wavelength) of the photon. He would go on to be a key figure in the Manhattan Project.
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