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"The Future of Physical Chemistry"
"The Future of Physical Chemistry" May 7, 1968.
Symposium in Dedication of the Arthur Amos Noyes Laboratory of Chemical Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena.

Determining Crystal Structures. (0:55)

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Linus Pauling: I want to say again how much I feel I owe to Roscoe Dickinson, through his explaining to me how it was possible to carry-out logical arguments and reach conclusions. The crystal structure in those days was a lot more interesting than it is now -- where you have a machine that you put a crystal in and perhaps it types out all the intensities and you just carry that to the computer, or have it connected directly with the computer and that then draws some contour lines showing the structure. In the old days it was quite a tricky business to determine the structure of a crystal. You had to keep your wits about you if you wanted to succeed, uh...


Creator: Linus Pauling
Clip ID: 1968v.4-structures

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Creator: Linus Pauling, Norman R. Davidson
Associated: California Institute of Technology

Date: May 7, 1968
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ID: 1968v.4
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