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R. B. Owens

R. B. Owens is an American Electrical Engineer[1]. He worked with the famous chemist Ernest Rutherford to find out the radioactive characteristics of Thorium compounds. As a professional he worked in the Franklin Institute situated in Philadelphia, USA[2]. Rutherford and Owens worked together on the radiation of Thorium and found a new puzzle. One day Owens open the door of their laboratory harshly and air floe caused by that opening lessen the reaction of Thorium production. So they came to the conclusion that, some radioactive gas coming out continuously from Thorium. They named this gas as emanation of Thorium. It was the discovery of emanation.[3]


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  3. ^ Chemical Elements How They Were Discovered by D. N. Trifonov and V. D. Trifonov
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