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By Grigoriy Medvedev

Medvedev’s “Chernobyl Notebook” is a reliable and dispassionately fair account of the tragedy that happened greater than [25] years in the past. this can be probably the 1st time we've got one of these entire firsthand account within which not anything is saved again and there's no departmental “diplomacy.” the writer is a nuclear energy expert who labored for a time on the Chernobyl AES and is aware it good, simply as he's in my view conversant in the entire primary individuals within the occasions. through advantage of his legit place, he has attended some of the an important meetings touching on nuclear energy plant building. instantly after the coincidence, Medvedev was once despatched to Chernobyl and had a chance to profit very much whereas the path was once nonetheless clean and to work out issues along with his personal eyes. He offers many technical info crucial to knowing the mechanism wherein the coincidence happened, he exposes the secrets and techniques of bureaucratic kin, he tells concerning the oversights of scientists and architects, concerning the disastrous overbearing strain within the command method, concerning the violations of glasnost sooner than the coincidence and within the emergency state of affairs following it that experience triggered huge, immense damage. The chronicle of occasions at Chernobyl within the tragic days of April and will 1986 takes up the significant position within the tale. the writer portrays the habit and position of various individuals within the drama, of genuine dwelling individuals with their shortcomings and virtues, their doubts, their weaknesses, their illusions, and their heroism along the nuclear monster that had long gone uncontrolled. it's not attainable to examine this with out the inner most emotion. We knew in regards to the exploits of the firemen. the writer tells in regards to the heroism of the electricians, the turbine experts, the operators, and different staff on the station who avoided the twist of fate from taking up higher proportions.

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69 Concurrently, Lise Meitner, working in the Kaiser-Wilhelm Institut fur Chemie in Berlin-Dahlem, challenged C. D. Ellis's interpretation of the continuous beta-ray spectrum, one of the most vexing problems ever to confront physicists. Decisive new information bearing on this dispute was provided by Ellis and W. A. Wooster's 1927 calorimetric proof that beta-rays emerge from the nucleus with a continuous energy distribution 70 - a fact confirmed in more sophisticated experiments by Meitner and W.

Students, J. L. Glasson and J. K. Roberts,60 and continued throughout the 1920s by Chadwick,61 exerted a profound influence on Chadwick's thought, as we shall see. Finally, if we are to agree with E. N. da C. " 28 ROGER H. STUEWER I must defer a detailed treatment of Rutherford's subsequent views on nuclear structure, as they evolved throughout the 1920s in tandem with his and Chadwick's experiments. 64 The satellites, now negative Fig. 6. Rutherford's satellite-model of the nucleus showing positive and negative satellites and the trajectories of alpha particles of various energies incident upon it.

69 Concurrently, Lise Meitner, working in the Kaiser-Wilhelm Institut fur Chemie in Berlin-Dahlem, challenged C. D. Ellis's interpretation of the continuous beta-ray spectrum, one of the most vexing problems ever to confront physicists. Decisive new information bearing on this dispute was provided by Ellis and W. A. Wooster's 1927 calorimetric proof that beta-rays emerge from the nucleus with a continuous energy distribution 70 - a fact confirmed in more sophisticated experiments by Meitner and W.

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