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Volume 44, Issue 4
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The history of the discovery of the isotopes of platinum, made over some 61 years between 1935 and 1996, can be gleaned from the various editions of the monograph “Table of Isotopes” (18). However, except for a few cases, in general, little attempt has been made to correlate the circumstances of the discoveries of the isotopes of individual elements. In this article attention is drawn to the work of pioneering scientists who in a comparatively short period of creativity discovered the majority of the isotopes of platinum.


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