Columbia University Archives
 

Department of Physics Records, 1870-1983

Series VI: Physics Research

This series, spanning record cartons 29–35, collects together research materials from the Physics Department not connected to one of the affiliated research laboratories. Many of these materials seem to have been the research files of Professor Emerita Wu and her associates.

This series contains three main groups of files. The first main group (folders 29.26–30.36) consists of lose-leaf laboratory notes foldered by research subject and organized alphabetically. For example, folder 29.38, "Cu64 Research," contains notes, charts and tables of figures related to research on Cu64.

The second main group (folders 30.37–32.13) consists of paper and cloth bound lab notebooks similar to those described in sub-series II-c. The first nine of these (all cloth bound) belonged to Professor Wu herself, and date from 1944–1954. The next fourteen belonged to named associates of Wu, and are sorted alphabetically by the name of the owner. Some of these are additionally given topical titles, as for example "Beta Ray Spectroscopy." The remaining dozen were also owned by Wu associates, but were not labeled with the owner's name. Some of these are titled, as for example "He3, d Reaction," but some are not.

The third and largest group of folders in this series (folders 32.14–35.8) consists of a lengthy set of "diagram files." These "diagrams" are blueprints, tables, graphs, flow charts, electrical schematics, and so on. The diagrams are often labeled, but only sporadically dated. Each of diagram is stamped "Columbia University Nuclear Physics Research" and assigned a "DWG. NO." The diagrams number (with some gaps) from 1197 to 5581; the number order is only very loosely chronological. Representative diagrams (from folder 33.2) are "Graph-H. Brown," "Temp'y El. Storage Sys.," "Gas Handling Schematic Layout." There is no obvious connection between the diagrams (except that they were all presumably produced for the Physics Department), and there is no general index or other supporting material for the collection of diagrams.

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Subject Files



Box 29 Folder 26 As 76 Research, 1948-1949


Box 29 Folder 27 Au 198 Research, 1953


Box 29 Folder 28 Baffle System, undated


Box 29 Folder 29 Beta Decay and Shell Structure, 1941


Box 29 Folder 30 BF 3 Counters, 1945


Box 29 Folder 31 By 80 Research, 1948-1949


Box 29 Folder 32 C 14 Research, 1948-1953


Box 29 Folder 33 Cb 95 Research, undated


Box 29 Folder 34 Coincidence Spectrum Layout, undated


Box 29 Folder 35 Computation Sheets, New Baffle, undated


Box 29 Folder 36 Cr 48 Research, 1954


Box 29 Folder 37 Cs 137 Research, 1944-1949


Box 29 Folder 38 Cu 64 Research, 1942-1954


Box 29 Folder 39 Efficiency and Absorption Connections, undated


Box 29 Folder 40 Grivet-B Spectrometer, undated


Box 29 Folder 41 HHE Research, undated


Box 29 Folder 42 K 42 Research, 1953-1955


Box 29 Folder 43 Light Pipe Experiment, 1954



Box 30 Folder 1 Master Sheet, 1950


Box 30 Folder 2 Na 22 Research, 1949-1959


Box 30 Folder 3 Neutron Cross Section Table, 1945


Box 30 Folder 4 Nuclear Data Collection, 1948-1952


Box 30 Folder 5 P 32 Research, 1950-1954


Box 30 Folder 6 PM Tubes, 1943-1954


Box 30 Folder 7 Pm 147 Research, 1949-1953


Box 30 Folder 8 Pr 143 Research, 1949


Box 30 Folder 9 Parameter File, undated


Box 30 Folder 10 Precision Baffle Curves, 1953


Box 30 Folder 11 Q Energies,, undated


Box 30 Folder 12 Ra DEF Operators, 1934


Box 30 Folder 13 Ra E Calculations, 1951-1952


Box 30 Folder 14 Re 186 Research, undated


Box 30 Folder 15 Re 188 Research, undated


Box 30 Folder 16 References, bibliographical, undated


Box 30 Folder 17 Resolution and Miscellaneous, 1954


Box 30 Folder 18 S 35 Research, 1948-1953


Box 30 Folder 19 Se 75 Research, undated


Box 30 Folder 20 Spectrometer and Associated Parts, 1947-1951


Box 30 Folder 21 Split Crystal Spectrometer Studies, undated


Box 30 Folder 22 Tc 99 Research, undated


Box 30 Folder 23 Thick Sources, 1949


Box 30 Folder 24 Tl 204 Research, 1951-1952


Box 30 Folder 25 XMSN Data, 1949


Box 30 Folder 26 Miscellaneous Research Notes, 1948-1954


Notebooks


Wu, Chien-Shiung


Box 30 Folder 27-33 Nos. 1-7, 1944-1951, 7 folders



Box 31 Folder 1-2 Nos. 8-9, 1950-1954, 2 folders


Box 31 Folder 3 Baiker, 1956


Box 31 Folder 4 Harihar, P. "cyclotron work", 1959-1960


Box 31 Folder 5 Katz, M.S., 1959

(associate of Wu)


Box 31 Folder 6-7 Kruse, T.H., 1957-1959, 2 folders

(associate of Wu)


Lidofsky, L.J., 1950

(associate of Wu)


Box 31 Folder 8 vacuum evaporator, 1950

(associate of Wu)


Box 31 Folder 9 beta ray spectroscopy, 1950


Box 31 Folder 10 Rainwater, James, 1948-1950


Box 31 Folder 11 Sheer, Charles, "neutron shattering", 1948

(associate of Wu)


Box 31 Folder 12 Sh___, J., 1958-1959

(associate of Wu)


Box 31 Folder 13 Shaknov, Irving, 1948-1949

(associate of Wu)


Box 31 Folder 14 Tacher, M., 1958

(associate of Wu)


Box 31 Folder 15 Weil, Adele, 1948-1949

(associate of Wu)



Box 32 Folder 1 Weindling, Fred, 1956

(associate of Wu)


Associate of Wu


Box 32 Folder 2 Beta Spectra Data, 1949-1950


Box 32 Folder 3 He 3, d Reaction, 1960


Box 32 Folder 4 Q Pole Magnet/Beam Focusing,, 1959


Box 32 Folder 5-7 Time of Flight I-III, 1957-1958, 3 folders


Box 32 Folder 8-13 Untitled, 1950-1954, 6 folders


Diagram Files


Box 32 Folder 14-15 Nos. 1197-2199, undated, 2 folders



Box 33 Folder 1-14 Nos. 2200-2289, 2383-2466, 2412-3085, 1954-1964, 14 folders



Box 34 Folder 1-13 Nos. 3086-4313, 4338-5007, 1958-1961, 13 folders



Box 35 Folder 1-8 Nos. 5008-5453, 5507-5509, 5565-5581, 1955-1962, 8 folders