Cockcroft-john-douglas definitions

kŏk'krôft', -krŏft'
British physicist who with Ernest Walton succeeded in splitting atomic nuclei by bombarding them with protons. The two men shared a 1951 Nobel Prize for this work.
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British physicist who, with Ernest Walton, was the first to successfully split an atom using a particle accelerator in 1932. For this work they shared the 1951 Nobel Prize for physics.
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