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American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics. Study of Multi-Institutional Collaborations. Phase III: Ground-Based Astronomy, Materials Science, Heavy-Ion and Nuclear Physics, Medical Physics, and Computer-Mediated Collaborations.
Oral history interviews. Materials science: Crystal Structure of CTA and CTP, 1996-1997.
Interviews include: David Cox (Brookhaven National Laboratory), Eugene McCarron (Dupont Experimental Station), and John Parise (Brookhaven National Laboratory).
A documentation research project to study the complex issues facing the historical documentation of multi-institutional collaborations in physics and allied sciences. Phase III focused on four disciplinary areas of ground-based astronomy, materials science, heavy-ion physics, and medical physics, and a category named computer-mediated collaborations. A materials science project, Crystal Structure of CTA and CTP was a collaboration of the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and the DuPont Company to determine the structure of a group of curious crystals with potentially useful properties. The crystals were synthesized at DuPont and experimented with at both Stony Brook and Brookhaven using both the National Synchrotron Light Source and the High-Flux Beam Reactor. The only dedicated funding was from DuPont to Stony Brook to hire a postdoc to be responsible for obtaining data using Brookhaven's facilities. The work began in 1993 and the major paper published in 1995, which concluded the collaboration.
Brookhaven National Laboratory. National Synchrotron Light Source.
E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company.
Crystallography -- Research.
Group work in research.
Materials science -- Documentation.
Physics -- Archival resources.
Physics -- Research -- Documentation.
Sociology -- Research.
Sociology -- Statistical methods.
Synchrotrons.
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Interviews. aat
Oral histories. aat aat
Transcripts. aat aat
American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics. Study of Multi-Institutional Collaborations.
Chompalov, Ivan. sociologist.
Cox, David Ernest, 1934-
Genuth, Joel, historian.
Shrum, Wesley, 1953- sociologist.
Warnow-Blewett, Joan. 1931- project director.
Weart, Spencer R., 1942- associate director.
Center for History of Physics (American Institute of Physics)
McCarron, Eugene.
Parise, John.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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