The great and
defining effort by Bethe. Issue 8/2 (April 1936), the Bethe paper
occupies most of the issue; the entire content of the other two issues
is devoted exclusively to the Bethe paper. With M. Stanley Livingston.
Nobel Prize 1964: "for
fundamental work in the field of quantum electronics, which has led to
the construction of oscillators and amplifiers based on the maser-laser
Charles Townes, J.P. Gordon, H.J. Zeiger, A.L. Schawlow. "Molecular Microwave Oscillator and New Hyperfine Structure in
the Microwave Spectrum of NH3." the
Physical Review, Vol. 95, No. 1, pp. 282-284; July 1, 1954. Nearly-fine copy, in the original wrappers.
A.L. Schawlow, C.H. Townes."Infrared and Optical Masers", in the Physical Review, Vol. 112, No.
6, pp. 1940-1949, December 15, 1958. A very good copy, in original wrappers. (With a name in pen at top right corner of the front cover.)
And Offered With:
J.P. Gordon, H.J. Zeiger, C.H. Townes. "The Maser - New type of Microwave Amplifier, Frequency Standard, and Spectrometer." In the Physical Review, August 15, 1955, pp 1264-1273. In the original wrapper. A very good copy, with a small bit of scuffing on the front wrapper, and the original owner's name on the upper corner top right front wrapper.
EDITIONS of three landmark papers by Charles Townes on the development of
the laser. The three : SOLD
Dirac, P.A.M. "Quantum Theory of Localizable Dynamic Systems", American Physical Society, in the Physical Review,
73/9, 1 May 1948. Original printed wrappers. Very good condition.
This is one of only eight (total) articles published by Dirac in an
APS-sponsored publication (see bottom). $500
_____. Another copy, though this one has a very small (1/4-inch) chip missing at the upper left corner of the front wrapper). $350
Prize awarded to Lee and Yang in 1957--the quickest award and recognition in
physics to date, "for their penetrating investigation of the so-called
parity laws which has led to important discoveries regarding the
T.D. Lee and C.N. Yang. "Questions of Parity Conservation in Weak Interactions". The Physical Review, volume 104, October 1, No. 1, 1956. Article occupies pp. 254-58 in the entire issue of 272pp. Offered in the original wrappers. First owner's name in (small) pen at top right corner of front wrapper, otherwise a FINE copy.
C.S. Wu, with E. Ambler, R.W. Hayward, et alia, "Experimental Test of Parity Conservation in Beta Decay", in the 15 February 1957 issue of the Physical Review, pp 1413-1414.
This is the experimetnal verification of the Lee and Yang paper of 1 October 1956.
Le Radium, la Radioactivite, les Radiations, l'Ionisation, Journal de Physique Theorique et Experimentale, edited by Jacques Danne. Paris, Masson et Cie, 193 (volume 10). 11.5 x 8 inches. Rebound in not too long after publication by the US Bureau of Mines, with leather spine labels (somewhat worn). good solid copy. $350
This volume contains the new-in French reports on the Wilson bubble chamber and the Brownian motion aspect of the classic oil drop experiment of Millikan (Nobel Prize Physics 1923), as well as other early work by Langevin, von Hevesky, Fajans and nobelists de Brolgie (1923), Marie Curie (1903), Kammerligh Onnes (1913), and Max von Laue (1914).
CTR Wilson. "Sur un appareil a detente destine a rendre visibles kes chemins de particules ionisants dans les gaz et quelques resultats obtnues grace a lui", pp 7-14 with numerous photographs of the results of the cloud chamber, the major paperbeung published just months earlier the Proceedings of the Royal Society. Includes the famous diagram of the cloud chamber. Published in January.
Millikan, R.A. "Mouvements browniens dans les gaz aux basses precisions", pp 15-16. Also in the January issue.
Friedrich, W. and P. Knipping and M. von Laue. "Phenomenes d'interference des rayons de Rontgen", pp 47-56. February, 1913.
Fajans, K. "Sur une relation entre la nature d'une transformation radioactive..." Pp 57-60. February, 1913.
_____. "La Place des elements radioactifs dans le system periodique", pp 61-65. February, 1913.
Hevesy, G. von. "Series des tensions electrochimiquees des elements radioactifs", pp 65-69. Feburary, 1913.
Mme P Curie and M. Kammerlingh Onnes. "Sur le rayonnement du radium a la temperature de l'hydrogene liquide". Pp 181-186, June 1913.
Broglie, M. de. "Researches sur la diffraction des rayons de Rontgen par les milieux cristallins", pp 186-195, many illistrations. June 1913.
Broglie, M. de. "Researches sur la diffraction des rayons de Rontgen par les milieux cristallins" (continued), pp 245-249, plus one plate. August 1913.
Aspect, A. , Trois tests expérimentaux des inégalités de Bell par mesure de corrélation de polarization de photons, Orsay: Thèse d’Etat. Aspect, A. , “Bell's Theorem: the naïve view of an experimentalist,” in Quantum [Un]speakables,, R.A. Bertlmann and A. Zeilinger (eds.), Berlin-Heidelberg-New York: Springer, 119–153.
Owen Chamberlain, Emilio Segre, Clyde Wiegand, and Thomas Ypsilantis. "Observation and Antiprotons", in the Physical Review, volume 100, #3, pp 947-950 in the issue of pp 763-979. With the original printed wrappers bound in the October-November volume, in a very sturdy and quite fine library binding.
Provenance: National Bureau of Standards, with their identification gilt-stamped on the spine bottom, and a rubber stamp on the front wrappers. Very fine copies, brilliant but for this. $950
The authors (Chamberlain and Segre) were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1959 for their production (using the new bevatron accelerator) and identification of the antiproton, which had been predicted earlier by PAM Dirac (in 1928) and discussed in his 1933 Nobel acceptance speech. "The antiproton was experimentally confirmed in 1955 by University of California, BerkeleyphysicistsEmilio Segrè and Owen Chamberlain, for which they were awarded the 1959 Nobel Prize in Physics. An antiproton consists of two up antiquarks and one down antiquark (uud).
The properties of the antiproton that have been measured all match the
corresponding properties of the proton, with the exception that the
antiproton has opposite electric charge and magnetic moment than the
proton. The question of how matter is different from antimatter remains
an open problem, in order to explain how our universe survived the Big Bang and why so little antimatter exists today."--Wiki
In the spirit of great scientists writing for the Encyclopedia Britannica, Segre made the entry in 1960 for "proton" for the EB's 14th edition.
Gamow, Alpher, Bethe, The Origin of the Chemical Elements. American Physical Society, 1948. Physical Review vol 73, April 1, 1948 Original printed wrappers. Very fine condition. We offer the original issue of 1 April 1948, with its pristine original wrappers, cleanly removed from a larger bound volume.
The Big Bang: the great Alpher/Bethe/Gamow paper and all-time insider-bad-joke, coming in the 1 April 1948 issue of the Physical Review. The letter to the editor which announced Gamow's (et alia) theory on background radiation and the formulation of the "Big Bang". This is one of the great discoveries of the century--it didn't have the implications of the (troublesome and tiresome) James Watson's DNA "discovery", but it certainly had other enormous intellectual and philosophical (and scientific of course) ramifications. Alpher, Ralph; George Gamow [& Hans Bethe, for the fictionalized use of his name only, for the capital "Beta", and this ABC paper].
"The Origin of the Chemical Elements". In: Physical Review, 73, April-June, 1948, contained on Pp 803-804 . Original green wrappers are all bound in for all of the issues the three months. This is about as close to NEW as one could get, I think, for this paper. The red binding is cloth and also VERY FINE. Really extraordianarily nice condition. $1650.00
_____. Another copy, removed from the larger bound volume, with evidence of removal on spine. Not accopmpanied by the original wrappers. Fine copy otherwise. $500
_____. Another copy, bound in the Physical Review volume 73, April-June, 1948. Fine copy in cloth, with the original front wrapper for April 1 (the Gamow issue) bound in (this is the only bound wrapper). Fine copy all the way around. $950