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JQI Podcast Episode 11

Discovery of heavy water makes waves
Deuterium discharge cell.Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons (http://commons.wikimedia.org, author - Alchemist-hp).

This past March, NIST Fellows Joseph Reader and Charles Clark co-authored an article in Physics Today: "1932, a watershed year in nuclear physics."

In a small detour from our typical quantum conversation, Charles sat down with Phil to recount some remarkable nuclear physics discoveries made that year. This podcast details the search for an isotope of hydrogen, culminating in the discovery of deuterium (heavy water).

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