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The Chemical Educator

ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)

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Abstract Volume 20 (2015) pp 246-253

Nobel Prizes During World War I (1914–1918), Part 5: Charles Glover Barkla (1877–1944)

George B. Kauffman*and Jean-Pierre Adloff

Department of Chemistry, California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CA 93740-8034,; Honorary Professor, Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France F-67100,

Published: 23 September 2015

Abstract. The Nobel Prize in Physics for 1917 was awarded in 1918 to Charles Glover Barkla “for the discovery of the characteristic Röntgen radiation of the elements”. His life and career with an emphasis on his Nobel-winning research are discussed.

Key Words: Chemistry and History; Nobel Prizes; X-rays and Radiation; World War I; World War II; Biography; History of Physics

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