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Laue & Franck had their medals dissolved in aqua regia to save them from Nazis

  1. Jan 12, 2010 #1
    this is one of the coolest stories i've read in a while. it's so cool it's got to be true :tongue2:
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  3. Jan 13, 2010 #2
    that is pretty cool.
  4. Jan 13, 2010 #3


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    Yes, it is a true story.
    You can read more about it in e.g. "The Making of the Atomic Bomb" by Richard Rhodes (which also describes the development of physics during the first three decades of the 20th century).
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