In the Context of Other Fields

Spinning Liquid Drops:

1992 STS-50
Drop Dynamics Experiment

R. E. Apfel, Yale University
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Atomic Nuclei:

The Mechanism of Nuclear Fission
Bohr and Wheeler
(1939, Phys. Rev., 56, 426)

"[This] new type of nuclear reaction thus discovered was given the name 'fission' by Meitner and Frisch (1939, Nature, 143, 239) who on the basis of the liquid drop model of nuclei emphasized the analogy of the process concerned with the division of a fluid sphere into two smaller droplets as the result of a deformation caused by an external disturbance."

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