Aristid von Grosse
Aristid von Grosse
|Died||July 21, 1985 (aged 80)|
|Known for||isolation of pure protactinium and some of its compounds|
|Institutions||Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Chemistry, University of Chicago|
|Doctoral advisor||Karl Andreas Hofmann, Otto Hahn|
Aristid von Grosse was a German nuclear chemist. During his work with Otto Hahn, he got access to waste material from radium production, and with this starting material he was able in 1927 to isolate protactinium oxide and was later able to produce metallic protactinium by decomposition of protactinium iodide.
From 1948 to 1969, he was president of the Research Institute of Temple University and was later affiliated with the laboratories of the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia until his retirement in 1979. In 1971, he received a United States Atomic Energy Commission award in recognition of his "outstanding contributions to the development of nuclear energy."
- von Grosse, Aristid (1928). "Das Element 91; seine Eigenschaften und seine Gewinnung" [Element 91: Its properties and its extraction]. Berichte der deutschen chemischen Gesellschaft (in German). 61 (1): 233–245. doi:10.1002/cber.19280610137.
- von Grosse, Aristid (1934). "Element 91". Science. 80 (2084): 512–516. doi:10.1126/science.80.2084.512. PMID 17734249.
- von Grosse, Aristid (1935). "Zur Herstellung von Protactinium" [For the production of protactinium]. Berichte der deutschen chemischen Gesellschaft (A and B Series) (in German). 68 (2): 307–309. doi:10.1002/cber.19350680218.
- "Aristid V. Grosse, 80; Did A-Bomb Research". The New York Times. July 23, 1985. p. 18. Retrieved May 1, 2019.
- von Grosse, Aristid (January 11, 1974). "Interview of Aristid Grosse – Session I". Niels Bohr Library & Archives (Interview). Interviewed by Charles Weiner. Philadelphia: American Institute of Physics.
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