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Re: Was energy released in Cockcroft and Walton's 1932 experiment?

Date: Wed Sep 5 17:57:31 2012
Posted By: Benn Tannenbaum, Program Director
Area of science: Physics
ID: 1346708482.Ph


A quick Google shows several references that note that a 17MeV gamma was released. Conservation of energy requires that a gamma be emitted. I didn't see any other sources that didn't include the gamma, so I can't help you!

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