Emilio Segrè Visual Archives

More than 30,000 photos of scientists and their work

Meggers William F27

Share This


Meggers William F27

How will you use this image ?
Select one of the following options.
Individual Use
Not-for-profit Use
For-profit Use (educational only)
Not sure yet

We charge a usage fee per photo if the photo is published, reproduced in a product or publicly exhibited. This is not a license in the legal sense. As a non-profit institution, we do not make any money providing these photographs. It is only by assessing usage fees that we are able to cover the cost of providing publication quality copies of our photos, preserving the photograph collection according to archival standards, and providing access to the collection by maintaining an online image database. The copyright holder may charge a fee in addition to our service fee.

Images are for use in educational projects only and must be used in a respectful manner.

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

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)
Meggers, William F. (William Frederick), 1888-1966