William Crookes

  1. English chemist and physicist; discovered thallium; invented the radiometer and studied cathode rays (1832-1919)
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  • It is now some years since the late Sir William Crookes attempted to explain the periodicity of the properties of the elements on the theory that they have all been evolved by a conglomerating process from some primal stuff -- the protyle -- consisting of very small particles. Alchemy: Ancient and Modern
  • The spinthariscope, invented and beautifully named by William Crookes in 1903, is a device for seeing individual atoms. Wolfram Blog : 2007 : October
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