Edwin McMillan Biography, Age, Weight, Height, Friend, Like, Affairs, Favourite, Birthdate & Other

Edwin McMillan

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Biography Of Edwin McMillan
Real Name Edwin McMillan
Profession Physicists
Nick Name Edwin Mattison McMillan
Famous as Physicist
Nationality American
Personal life of Edwin McMillan
Born on 18 September 1907
Birthday 18th September
Died At Age 83
Sun Sign Virgo
Born in Redondo Beach, California
Died on 07 September 1991
Place of death El Cerrito, California
Family Background of Edwin McMillan
Father Dr. Edwin Harbaugh McMillan
Mother Anne Marie Mattison
Spouse/Partner Elsie Walford Blumer
Children Ann Bradford, David Mattison, Stephen Walker
Education California Institute of Technology, Princeton University
Awards Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1951) Atoms for Peace Award (1963) National Medal of Science (1990)
Personal Fact of Edwin McMillan

Edwin Mattison McMillan was an American nuclear physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1951 for discovering the chemistry behind trans-uranium elements and element 93 also called Neptunium which was heavier than uranium. He shared the prize with another nuclear physicist, Glenn T. Seaborg. The discovery of Neptunium and other trans-uranium elements later provided a great source of nuclear energy and enhanced the study of nuclear theory and chemistry.

He also discovered another trans-uranium element called element 94 or Plutonium with help from Arthur C. Wahl, Joseph W. Kennedy and Glenn T. Seaborg. These discoveries could be announced only after the World War II due to reasons of national security. He was the first person to suggest the idea of phase-stability which led to the development of the synchroton and syncro-cyclotron machines. These machines were later used to increase the energies of particles that were accelerated artificially in the machines by hundreds of MeV.

The cyclotron machine invented by Ernest Lawrence had reached its limit as the atomic particles accelerated in an ever-widening spiral could not attain a velocity beyond a certain point and went out of synchronization with respect to the electrical pulses. McMillan found out a way of maintaining the synchronization for indefinite speeds in a machine co-invented with Vladimir Veksler and named it synchro-cyclotron.

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