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I found one reference on the internet which says that Cockcroft and Walton's 1932 experiment released not only aplha particles, but also emitted photons of 17 MeV! The source is listed below. I tried to check other educational and government references to confirm this, but they all only mention the alpha rays... The source is provided below. You have to move the page up just a little to see where it says it. Is this author wrong, or do other references just leave the gamma out for some reason...? http://books.google.com/books?id=C88GMy- p0AwC&pg=PA223&lpg=PA223&dq=types+of+photonuclear+reactions&source=bl&ots=f5G3eG JYw3&sig=1EosIc43VvkXhxvjDUYGpWAZ2jk&hl=en#v=onepage&q=types%20of%20photonuclear %20reactions&f=false And Scroll up 1 page to see the text
Re: Was energy released in Cockcroft and Walton's 1932 experiment?
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