- a unit of length, 10−15 m, used in measuring nuclear distances. Symbol: F
Origin of fermi
- En·ri·co [en-ree-koh; Italian en-ree-kaw] /ɛnˈri koʊ; Italian ɛnˈri kɔ/, 1901–54, Italian physicist, in the U.S. after 1939: Nobel Prize 1938.
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Contemporary Examples of fermi
It was, we were told, Fermi's atom-splitting feat in Chicago replicated at a scale of 200 million.At the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, a Steady Drip of Toxic Trouble
February 24, 2013
Historical Examples of fermi
Near Fermi they fell in with the enemy, about three thousand.The Admiral
As a matter of fact, the way out of the difficulty had been indicated soon after Fermi's original announcement.
- a unit of length used in nuclear physics equal to 10 –15 metre
Word Origin for fermi
- Enrico (enˈriːko). 1901-54, Italian nuclear physicist, in the US from 1939. He was awarded a Nobel prize for physics in 1938 for his work on radioactive substances and nuclear bombardment and headed the group that produced the first controlled nuclear reaction (1942)
- Italian-born American physicist who won a 1938 Nobel Prize for his research on neutrons. In 1942, with Leo Szilard, Fermi built the world's first nuclear reactor. He also discovered over 40 new isotopes, including the element fermium, which is named for him.