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The legacy of Maria Curie Skłodowska

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Maria Skłodowska Curie left us a great legacy. Her discovery of polonium and radium was incomparably greater than the mere discovery of new elements. Its significance lay in the discovery of a new form of matter, namely radioactive one, but also in her unveiling of the internal property of its atoms. Subsequently emitted radiation went on to play the role of a "natural accelerator" for both scientific research and in medical radiotherapy. It was thanks to these discoveries that the field of nuclear physics arose just a few decades later. As importantly the work of Maria Curie Skłodowska during the Great War demonstrated how important pure scientific discovery can be for society and its welfare.
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66
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101-115
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1 - 1 - 2011
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14 - 2 - 2012
References
  • Irene Joliot-Curie, Prace Marii Skłodowskiej-Curie, Państwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe, Warszawa (1954)
  • Maria Skłodowska-Curie, Autobiographical Notes & Pierre Curie, Dom Wydawniczo-Promocyjny GAL, Warszawa 2006
  • Ewa Curie, Maria Curie, Galster, Lauter I Rutkowski, Warszawa (1949)
  • Maria Curie, La Radiologie et la Guerre, Librair Felix Alcan, Paris (1920)
  • Robert Guillaumont and Bernd Grenbow, Chem. Int. 33 No1 (2011)
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bwmeta1.element.-psjd-doi-10_2478_v10246-012-0006-5
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