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ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION
The United States Exhibit for the United Nations Second International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy ( Geneva, Sept. 1 to 13) complemented the American technical papers and film programs and presented to the conference and to the world a graphic demonstration of the high level of competence and vitality of American science and technology. The displays covered a broad technical front and were divided into four general sections: (1) basic sciences, (2) life sciences, (3) fission reactors, and (4) fusion research.Highlights of the basic sciences section included displays of some of the recent developments in nuclear physics and chemistry, including the recently discovered catalytic action of the mu-meson in deuterium fusion, the production and identification of anti-nucleons, neutrino physics, and the failure of the conservation of parity in certain types of subatomic reactions. A large liquid scintillation counter in which the radioactive body
GOVERNMENT SERVICES. JAMA. 1958;167(18):2220–2221. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.02990350058014