PHYSICS IN AUSTRALIA TO 1945
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HILL, Robert Dickson
Born Melbourne 3 July 1913. Education University of Melbourne (B.Sc. 1935, M.Sc. 1936, D.Sc. 1947), Cavendish Laboratory Cambridge, 1937-38, and University of Illinois, 1938-39. 1851 Exhibition scholar, 1937-39. Science officer, Telecommunications Research Establishment , U.K., 1940. Lecturer in natural philosophy, University of Melbourne, 1940-42; Senior lecturer 1944-47. C.S.I.R. Radiophysics Laboratory 1942-43. Assistant professor of physics, University of Illinois, 1947-49; associate professor 1949-55; professor 1955-65. Physicist, General Research Corporation, 1965-73. Research physicist, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1973-.
- (With E.H.S. Burhop and A.A. Townsend) Selective absorption of neutrons in silver. Nature, 138 (1936), 1094-1095.
- Absorption coefficients for A1, Cu and Ag in the x-ray region from 13 to 24A. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, A, 161 (1937), 284-298.
- (With E.H.S. Burhop and A.A. Townsend) The production of gamma-rays by neutrons. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, A, 165 (1938), 116-132.
- (With A.A. Townsend) Intensity of gamma radiation produced by slow neutrons. Physical Society, London. Proceedings., 50 (1938), 534-539.
- (With W.E. Burcham and M. Goldhaber) Radioactivity produced in scandium by fast neutrons. Nature, 141 (1938), 510.
- (With M. Goldhaber and L. Szilard) Radioactivity induced by nuclear excitation. Physical Review, S.2, 55 (1939), 47-49.
- (Abstract) (With M. Goldhaber, P.G. Kruger and F.W. Stallmann) The disintegration of boron by slow neutrons. Physical Review, S.2, 55 (1939), 1117.
- (With W.E. Good) The disintegration of boron by slow neutrons. Physical Review, S.2, 56 (1939), 288.
- Production of He*3. Physical Review, S.2, 59 (1941), 103.
- Potential distributions of equal coaxial cylinders. Journal of Scientific Instruments, 22 (1945), 221-222.
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