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English: Cloud chamber photograph of the first positron ever observed
Original caption: A 63 million volt positron (Hρ = 2.1×105 gauss-cm) passing through a 6 mm lead plate and emerging as a 23 million volt positron (Hρ = 7.5×104 gauss-cm). The length of this latter path is at least ten times greater than the possible length of a proton path of this curvature.
Date Photographed . Published .
Source Anderson, Carl D. (1933). "The Positive Electron". Physical Review 43 (6): 491–494. DOI:10.1103/PhysRev.43.491.
Author Carl D. Anderson (1905–1991)
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Obtained from American Physical Society, March 5, 2008. The copyright for the periodical containing this picture, if renewed, would have had to be renewed in 1960 or 1961. I checked the Catalog of copyright entries for Periodicals in 1960 and 1961,, but The Physical Review is not listed there. Therefore, the copyright on the entire issue of The Physical Review, including this picture, has expired.


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current19:12, 6 May 2013Thumbnail for version as of 19:12, 6 May 20132,408 × 2,374 (1.91 MB)Quibik (talk | contribs)Combined with a moire- and halftone-free but blurrier version that was also provided in the article. Much more accurate now.
18:10, 6 May 2013Thumbnail for version as of 18:10, 6 May 20132,500 × 2,500 (1.97 MB)Quibik (talk | contribs)Re-extracted the image from the source article in greater resolution, removed halftone & moiré and adjusted levels.
16:54, 3 May 2008Thumbnail for version as of 16:54, 3 May 2008848 × 755 (71 KB)HPaul (talk | contribs){{Information |Description=Cloud chamber photograph of the first positron ever observed |Source=Physical Review, Vol.43, p. 491 |Date=March 15, 1933 |Author=Carl D. Anderson |Permission=obtained from American Physical Society, March 5, 2008 |other_version
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