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Image title: 
William Meggers at work on Rhenium 75 in his laboratory
Credit line: 
Photo by Underwood and Underwood, Washington, D.C Photo Service, courtesy of AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, W.F. Meggers Collection
Description: 

Dr. W.F. Meggers, of the Bureau of Standards at Washington, has succeeded in photographing and analyzing the spectra of the newly discovered chemical element, Rhenium, 75. The atoms are .00000002 of an inch in diameter and composed of 75 electrons, revolving about a central proton like planets around the sun. Photo shows Dr. Meggers at work in his laboratory at Washington [D.C.].

Photo date: 
February 10, 1931
Original format: 
1 photographic print (black and white; 8 x 6 inches)
Person(s): 
Meggers, William F. (William Frederick), 1888-1966