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|Biography Of Edwin McMillan|
|Real Name||Edwin McMillan|
|Nick Name||Edwin Mattison McMillan|
|Personal life of Edwin McMillan|
|Born on||18 September 1907|
|Died At Age||83|
|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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