Siegbahn, Kai Manne

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Siegbahn, Kai Manne


Born Apr. 20, 1918, in Lund. Swedish physicist. Son of K. M. G. Siegbahn.

K. M. Siegbahn graduated from the University of Uppsala in 1939 and was a staff member of the university from 1941 to 1943. Between 1944 and 1954 he was affiliated with the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm; from 1951 he was a professor at the institute. He became a professor at the University of Uppsala in 1954.

Siegbahn’s principal works deal with nuclear and photoelec-tron spectroscopy. He developed precision techniques for the study of beta-ray spectra by means of magnetic spectrometers, including double-focusing spectrometers, high-transmission spectrometers for determining the upper limit of beta-ray spectra, and lens spectrometers. Siegbahn has also worked on electromagnetic methods of isotope separation and on the use of electron microscopy in chemical analysis.


“Studies in β-spectroscopy.” Arkiv für Matematik, 1944, vol. 30 A, part 4, no. 20.
In Russian translation:
Al’fa-, Beta-igamma-spektroskopiia, fascs. 1–4. Moscow, 1969.
Elektronnaia spektroskopiia. Moscow, 1971. (With others.)
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