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Principles of Stable Isotope Distribution

Robert E. Criss


The discovery of isotopes is best understood in the context of the spectacular advances in physics and chemistry that transpired during the last 200 years. Around the year 1800, compounds and elements had been distinguished. About 39 elements were recognized, and discoveries of new elements were occurring rapidly. At about this time, the chemist John Dalton revived the ancient idea of the atom, a word derived from the Greek “atomos,” which literally means “indivisible.” According to Dalton's theory, all matter is made of atoms which are immutable and which cannot be further subdivided. Moreove ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780195117752
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195117752.001.0001


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Robert E. Criss, author