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Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Physics Division technical records of Emilio Segrè, 1942-1963

Description of Collection

Repository

National Archives and Records Administration. Pacific Sierra Region.

1000 Commodore Drive
San Bruno, CA 94066
USA
http://www.archives.gov/pacific/san-francisco/
sanbruno.archives@nara.gov

Papers created by

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. Physics Division

Size of collection

1.25 linear feet
1 records box

Short description of collection

These records document the technical papers maintained by Noble Laureate Emilio Segrè.

Language(s) of collection

English

Collection number:

ARO-3787 (NRHS 326-99-15)

Historical Note

The laboratory was founded as the University of California Radiation Laboratory in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a University of California Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It is a United States Department of Energy National Laboratory, operated by the University of California. The name of the laboratory has evolved since its founding: Lawrence Radiation Laboratory (1931-1958), the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (1959-1995), and currently the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (1995-present).

Emilio Gino Segrè (1905-1989) was an Italian physicist and Nobel laureate in physics. He was awarded his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Rome in 1928, studying under Enrico Fermi. He was then an assistant professor of physics, University of Rome (1932-1936); director of the Physics Laboratory, University of Palermo (1936-1938); research assistant, Berkeley Radiation Lab and lecturer in the physics department, University of California, Berkeley; Los Alamos National Laboratory, group leader for the Manhattan Project (1943-1946); and a professor of physics and history of science at the University of California, Berkeley (1946-1972).

Scope and Contents of Collection

These records document the technical papers maintained by Noble Laureate Emilio Segrè. The documents include: charts, graphs, correspondence, black and white photographs, diagrams, notes, calculations, and original, annotated reports on spontaneous fission, neutron experiments, and the discovery of the antiproton. In 1959, Emilio Segrè and Owen Chamberlain shared the Nobel prize in physics for the discovery of the antiproton.

Restrictions on Use and Access

This collection requires permission for access. Please contact the repository for more information, via email at aro@lbl.gov.

Selected Search Terms

These papers have been indexed in the International Catalog of Sources for History of Physics and Allied Sciences (ICOS) using the following terms. Those seeking related materials should search under these terms.

Persons

Segrè, Emilio.

Institutions

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. Physics Division
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Subject terms

Antiprotons.
Neutrons.
Nuclear fission.

Administrative Information

Title

Finding Aid to the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Physics Division technical records of Emilio Segrè, 1942-1963

Publisher

American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library & Archives

One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740
USA
nbl@aip.org

2012

Encoding Information

Machine-readable finding aid encoded by Melanie J. Mueller in 2012. Any revisions made to this finding aid occurred as part of the editing and encoding process.

Series I: Technical records of Emilio Segrè

Box 1 Folder 1 [Table 1, Measurements of Fission (U235) for Neutrons of Intermediate Energy, Chamberlain, Segrè], 1942
Folder 2 [Table 2, Measurements of Fission (U235) for Neutrons of Intermediate Energy, Chamberlain, Segrè], 1942
Folder 3 Deutsch Energy Curves, undated
Folder 4 Spontaneous Fission Written Manuscript, undated
Folder 5 Spontaneous Fission - Jungerman, 1946
Folder 6 Spontaneous Fission, 1949
Folder 7 Neutron Spontaneous Fission, undated
Folder 8 Delta f 25 Fotoneutrons, 1942
Folder 9 Fermi vita confiato, undated
Folder 10 26) Source Measurements on Slow Neutrons, undated
Folder 11 Commenti letti e usati, 1962-1963
Folder 12 Figure in (?) [Yale Potential], 1963
Folder 13 Miscellaneous [Reports on Discovery of Antiproton], 1955