Splitting the atom, historical image

Splitting the atom, historical image

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Caption: Splitting the atom. Historical image showing the disintegration of a lithium atom. Taken by the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, UK, under the direction of John Cockcroft and Ernest Walton, in 1932. Published in The Illustrated London News, England, 1935, in a special issue marking the Silver Jubilee of the reign of King George V (1910-1935).

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