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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: Positron Consortium and Participating Research Team (PC), 1996-1997.
Interviews include: Karl Canter (Brandeis University), Kelvin Lynn (Brookhaven National Laboratory), Allen Mills (Bell Laboratories), and Leonard Roellig (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, the Positron Consortium initially included Brandeis University, the City University of New York, Bell Laboratories, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and Norwich University (England). It later became a Participating Research Team (PRT) with less City College involvement and the addition of Bielefeld University (Germany). Its purpose was to build and use a positron beamline and end stations using Brookhaven's high-flux beam reactor to create an intense source of positrons. The consortium operated under a single grant from the National Science Foundation with indirect support from DOE and Bell Laboratories through the time that its people dedicated to the program. All data was taken at Brookhaven. The consortium began work in 1984 and a shutdown of the high-flux beam reactor in 1996 suspended the group's work.
Bell Telephone Laboratories
Brandeis University.
Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Group work in research.
Materials science -- Documentation.
Physics -- Archival resources.
Physics -- Research -- Documentation.
Positrons -- Research.
Sociology -- Research.
Sociology -- Statistical methods.
Synchrotrons.
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American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics. Study of Multi-Institutional Collaborations.
Positron Consortium.
Canter, K. F.
Chompalov, Ivan. sociologist.
Genuth, Joel, historian.
Lynn, Kelvin G. 1948-
Mills, Allen P.
Roellig, L. O. (Leonard Oscar), 1927-
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)
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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