In he showed that cosmic rays in the upper atmosphere produce traces of tritiumthe heaviest isotope of hydrogenwhich can be used as a tracer for atmospheric water. Sign up here to see what happened On This Dayevery day in your inbox! History at your fingertips. In Libby divorced Leonor and married Leona Woods Marshalla distinguished nuclear physicist who was one of the original builders of Chicago Pile-1the world's first nuclear reactor. DA GND:
He was inspired by physicist Serge Korff — of New York University, who in discovered that neutrons were produced during the bombardment of the atmosphere by cosmic rays.
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