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Conquest of the Atom

Synopsis
Tells the story of the structure and splitting of the atom. Beginning in 1895 with the work of J J Thomson in the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, which by 1897 was to disprove the conception of the atom as a minute solid, indivisible particle. Deals with the work of Rutherford which resulted in the first splitting of the nitrogen atom in 1919, and with the experimental work of Sir James Chadwick. Concludes with the harnessing of atomic power. Made with the assistance of the UK Atomic Energy Authority.*
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. sd. col. 22 min.
Year of production
1958
Availability
out of distribution
Documentation
Teaching notes available from Dr A S Dunn, Department of Chemistry, UMIST, PO Box 88, Manchester M60 1QD.
Subjects
Physics
Keywords
atomic physics; atoms; nuclear physics

Production Company

Name

Realist Film Unit

Sponsor

Name

Mullard Ltd

Distributor

Name

Focal Point Audio Visual Ltd

Email
cservice@focalpointvideo.co.uk
Web
http://www.focalpoint.f9.co.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
023 92665249
Fax
023 9269 5723
Address
251 Copnor Road
Portsmouth
Hants
PO3 5EE
Notes
Mail order retailer of resources for schools.
Name

National Education Video Library

Contact
John Lovell
Email
tryfannevl@aol.com
Phone
01286 676001 or 07768 105467
Fax
01286 676001
Address
Arfon House
Bontnewydd
Caernarvon
Gwynned
LL54 7UN
Notes
Formerly the National Audio Visual (Aids) Library. No longer holds 16mm material. Retains the negatives and copyright to the EFVA material, but have no viewing copies. Video only. (1/97) Alternative address might be Arfon House, Bontnewydd, Caernarvon, Gwynned LL54 7UN Telephone/Fax 01286 676001

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