Francis William Aston

Francis William Aston FRS (1 September 1877 – 20 November 1945) was an English chemist and physicist who won the 1922 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery, by means of his mass spectrograph, of isotopes, in a large number of non-radioactive elements, and for his enunciation of the whole number rule. He was a fellow of the Royal Society and Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.

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Name(s):
      Francis William Aston
Birth:
      September 1, 1877, Harborne, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Death:
      November 20, 1945, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Books:
      Mass Spectra and Isotopes, Isotopes
Siblings:
      Helen Aston, Mary Aston
Education:
      Mason Science College, University of Cambridge, Malvern College, Trinity College
Awards:
      Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Royal Medal, Hughes Medal


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