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Urey, Harold Clayton, 1893-1981

LC control no.n 85800535
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Personal name headingUrey, Harold Clayton, 1893-1981
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Variant(s)Urey, H. C. (Harold Clayton), 1893-1981
Urey, Harold C. (Harold Clayton), 1893-1981
Yūrī, Hārūld S̲ī., 1893-1981
يورى، هارولد ثى.
Birth date18930429
Death date19810105
Place of birthWalkerton (Ind.)
Place of deathLa Jolla (San Diego, Calif.)
Field of activityChemistry, Physical and theoretical Deuterium
Profession or occupationChemists Nobel Prize winners
Special noteNon-Latin script reference not evaluated
Found inLCCN 63-19499: Ruark, A.E. Atoms, molecules and quanta, 1964 (hdg.: Urey, Harold Clayton, 1893- ; usage: Harold Clayton Urey)
LC data base, 12-24-84 (hdg.: Urey, Harold Clayton, 1893- ; usage: H.C. Urey; Harold C. Urey; Harold Clayton Urey)
Wikipedia, January 22, 2014 (Harold Urey; Harold Clayton Urey (April 29, 1893-January 5, 1981) was an American physical chemist whose pioneering work on isotopes earned him the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1934 for the discovery of deuterium; he played a significant role in the development of the atom bomb, but may be most prominent for his contribution to theories on the development of organic life from non-living matter), January 22, 2014 (Harold C. Urey; the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1934 ; Harold Clayton Urey was born in Walkerton, Indiana, on April 29, 1893; he died on January 5, 1981 in La Jolla, CA; he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology in 1917 from the University of Montana and a Ph. D. in Chemistry from the University of California in 1923; his early researches concerned the entropy of diatomic gases and problems of atomic structure, absorption spectra and the structure of molecules; in 1931 he devised a method for the concentration of any possible heavy hydrogen isotopes by the fractional distillation of liquid hydrogen, which led to the discovery of deuterium; he later worked on the separation of uranium isotopes and was concerned with the measurement of paleotemperatures, investigations into the origin of the planets, and the chemical problems of the origin of the earth; he is the author of the books Atoms, Molecules and Quanta (1930, with A.E. Ruark), and The Planets (1952); he was editor of the Journal of Chemical Physics during 1933-1940 and he wrote numerous papers on the structure of atoms and molecules, the discovery of heavy hydrogen and its properties, separation of isotopes, measurement of paleotemperatures and the origin of planets)
Sayyārah-ʼi zamīn, 1960: t.p. (هارولد ثى. يورى = Hārūld S̲ī. Yūrī)
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