[ kok-krawft, -kroft ]
/ ˈkɒk krɔft, -krɒft /
Sir John Douglas,1897–1967, English physicist: Nobel Prize 1951.
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British Dictionary definitions for cockcroft
/ (ˈkɒkˌkrɒft) /
Sir John Douglas. 1897–1967, English nuclear physicist. With E. T. S. Walton, he produced the first artificial transmutation of an atomic nucleus (1932) and shared the Nobel prize for physics 1951
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Science definitions for cockcroft
Sir John Douglas 1897-1967
[ kŏk′krôft′ ]
British physicist who, with Ernest Walton, was the first to successfully split an atom using a particle accelerator in 1932. For this work they shared the 1951 Nobel Prize for physics.
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