Fonds MG 143 - R.J. Woods fonds

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R.J. Woods fonds

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MG 143

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  • 1955-1995 (Creation)

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3.25 m textual records, machine readable records and memorabilia

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R.J. Woods was born in London, England in 1928 and by 1951 had earned a B.Sc. Honours (1949) and a Ph.D. (1951) from Imperial College, University of London. From 1951-1953, Woods worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Prairie Regional Laboratory of the National Research Council in Saskatoon. He spend the following year at the University of New Zealand before accepting his first appointment at the U of S was in 1955 as a Research Associate in Chemistry. Dr. Woods advanced through the ranks obtaining the rank of Full Professor.

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Donated by R.J. Woods

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This fonds contains material relating to the writing and production of four books on radiation chemistry over the period 1960 to 1994. When it appeared, An Introduction to Radiation Chemistry by J.W.T. Spinks and R.J. Woods was the first textbook in English to attempt to bring the various strands of radiation chemistry in one place. Revised editions were published in 1976 and 1990. In 1994 R.J. Woods and A.K. Pikaev collaborated to publish Applied Radiation Chemistry: Radiation Processing. In addition to illustrating the advancements in radiation chemistry over four decades, the material also illustrates the advancing technology available to scientific writers over the period 1960 to 1993.

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