Series 576 - Electron and Ion Diffusion Unit reports and minutes

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Electron and Ion Diffusion Unit reports and minutes


  • 1960 - 1991 (Creation)

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0.8 m (4 type 1 boxes)

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(1964 - 1987)

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The Electron and Ion Diffusion Unit was established in 1964 in the Research School of Physical Sciences, initially under the direction of Sir Leonard Huxley. The Unit, in the charge of Dr Robert Crompton, investigated low-energy collision processes between electrons and ions and gas molecules, and molecule-molecule interactions. The experimental program was based on the measurement and interpretation of electron and ion transport coefficients, and the study of state-selected supersonic molecular beams and complemented by the work of a group engaged on theoretical studies of molecular dynamics in liquids and gases and single particle scattering. Later the Atomic and Molecular Physics Laboratories were formed comprising the Diffusion Research Unit, the Electron and Ion Diffusion Unit and the Ultraviolet Physics Unit.

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Research meeting minutes of the Electron and Ion Diffusion Unit 1961 - 1991 and quarterly reports of the Electron and Ion Diffusion Unit 1960 - 1990.


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Access under a 20-30 year rule

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Prepared by Emily Brooker in August 2014




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