Ghiorso, Sikkeland and Walton with Equipment

Three of the scientists who discovered element 102 converse at the University of California Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Berkeley.  L-R are : Albert Ghiorso, Torbjorn Sikkeland and John R. Walton.  The fourth scientist of the research group is Glenn T. Seaborg.  Sikkeland holds a conveyer belt used to collect the precious element 102 atoms from the target which was bombarded in the heavy ion linear accelerator (HILAC). Target assembly is on the table.  The research was supported by the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC).  The photograph was taken at about the time the discovery was reported on May 5, 1958., Credit Line: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives
Abstract/Description: Three of the scientists who discovered element 102 converse at the University of California Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Berkeley. L-R are : Albert Ghiorso, Torbjorn Sikkeland and John R. Walton. The fourth scientist of the research group is Glenn T. Seaborg. Sikkeland holds a conveyer belt used to collect the precious element 102 atoms from the target which was bombarded in the heavy ion linear accelerator (HILAC). Target assembly is on the table. The research was supported by the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). The photograph was taken at about the time the discovery was reported on May 5, 1958.
Subject(s): Particle accelerators
Laboratories
Conversation
Equipment and supplies
Berkeley (Calif.)
Ghiorso, Albert, 1915-2010
Sikkeland, Torbjorn
Walton, John R(ichard)
Date Created: circa 1958
Credit Line: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives
Catalog ID: Ghiorso Albert F2