J. J. Thomson and the Bohr atom

Heilbron, John L.
April 1977
Physics Today;Apr77, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p23
Academic Journal
Deals with the ideas between physicists Neils Bohr and J. J. Thomson about quantum theory of the atom. Key problem in atomic theory according to Thomson; Focus of Thomson's analysis; Points about Thomson's analogy that deserve attention; Approach of Bohr to the problem of atomic structure; Bohr's electronic distribution in 1913.


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