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Dreams and needs: The application of isotopes to industry in Spain in the 1960s

Autor
Barca Salom, Francesc X.
Tipus d'activitat
Article en revista
Revista
Dynamis: acta hispanica ad medicinae scientiarumque historiam illustrandam
Data de publicació
2009-07
Volum
29
Número
1-5
Pàgina inicial
307
Pàgina final
336
DOI
https://doi.org/10.4321/S0211-95362009000100014 Obrir en finestra nova
Repositori
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/7782 Obrir en finestra nova
URL
http://www.raco.cat/index.php/Dynamis/article/view/136839 Obrir en finestra nova
Resum
ABSTRACT: The efforts to change the bleak image of the atom bomb galvanised the discourse on the peaceful applications of nuclear energy. This contributed to a utopian vision of nuclear energy, especially of the uses of radioactive isotopes in the immediate post-war period. Desire for peace engendered dreams of a better future based on the use of radioactivity. These dreams were first converted into reality using isotopes in medicine. These advances were subsequently applied to industry and agri...
Citació
Barca Salom, Francesc X. Dreams and needs: The application of isotopes to industry in Spain in the 1960s. "Dynamis: acta hispanica ad medicinae scientiarumque historiam illustrandam", Juliol 2009, vol. 29, núm. 1-5, p. 307-336.
Paraules clau
Isotopes, agriculture, atomic energy, industry
Grup de recerca
GRHCT - Grup de Recerca d'Història de la Ciència i de la Tècnica

Participants

  • Barca Salom, Francesc Xavier  (autor)

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