Rays from atoms

United Kingdom, 1945

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Episode number 2 of Series “Atomic physics: an historical approach”.
A five part series designed for use in the science departments of universities, technical colleges, and schools teaching advanced physics, tracing the development of atomic energy from the days when John Dalton put forward his atomic theory in 1808, until the present day. This episode (part 2) deals with the development of X-rays and cathode rays.


production company

Gaumont-British Instructional


Derek Mayne






Black and White

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Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Cathode ray tubes

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Science - Study and teaching

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → X-rays

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Atomic structure

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Atoms

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Cathode ray tubes

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Nuclear physics

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Science - Study and teaching

Mathematics, Science & Technology → X-rays

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Short films → Short films - Great Britain




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