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Radioactivity
   CUP 1904, 2nd Edition 1905, (pp580).
   Ern dedicated this book to "JJ Thomson. A tribute of my respect and admiration."

Radioactive Transformations
   Charles Scribner's Sons, NY 1906 (pp287) $3.50
   (Silliman Memorial Lectures, Yale University, March 1905.

Radioactive Substances and their Radiations
   CUP 1913.

Radiations from Radioactive Substances (with Chadwick and Ellis)
   CUP (UK) and Macmillan (USA), 1930, (pp588).

Publications by Rutherford

Work done in New Zealand 1893-1894

1894
Magnetization of Iron by High Frequency Discharges (Note, this is Rutherford's second research work, of 1894.)
   Trans NZ Inst xxvii 481-513 1894

1895
Magnetic Viscosity (Note, this is Rutherford's first research work of 1893.)
   Trans NZ Inst xxviii 182-204 1895

Work done at Cambridge 1895-1898

1896
A Magnetic Detector of Electric Waves and Some of its Applications
   Phil Trans Royal Society A189 1-24 1896

On the Passage of Electricity through Gases Exposed to Rontgen Rays (With JJ Thomson)
   Phil Mag ser 5 xlii 392-407 1896

1897
On the Electrification of Gases exposed to Rontgen Rays, and the Absorption of Rontgen Radiation by Gases and Vapours
   Phil Mag ser 5 xliii 241-255 1897

The Velocity and Rate of Recombination of the Ions of Gases exposed to Rontgen Radiation
   Phil Mag ser 5 xliv 422-440 1897

1898
The Discharge of Electrification by Ultra-violet Light
   Proc Cam Phil Soc ix 401-416 1898

Uranium Radiation and the Electrical Conduction Produced by It
   Phil Mag ser 5 xlvii 109-163 1899

Work Done at McGill 1898-1907

1899
Thorium and Uranium Radiation (With R B Owens)
   Trans Roy Soc Canada 2 9-12 1899

1900
A Radioactive Substance emitted from Thorium Compounds
   Phil Mag ser 5 xlix 1-14 1900

Radioactivity Produced in Substances by the Action of Thorium Compounds
   Phil Mag ser 5 xlix 161-192 1990

1901
Energy of Rontgen and Becquerel Rays, and the Energy required to produce an Ion in Gasses (With R K McClung)
   Phil Trans Roy Soc A196 25-59 1901

Einfluss der Temperatur auf die Emanationen radioaktiver Substanzen
   Physikalische Zeitschrift 2 429-31

The New Gas from Radium (With H T Brooks)
   Trans Roy Soc of Canada sec iii ser ii vol 7 21-25 1901

Emanations from Radio-active Substances
   Nature 64 157-8 1901

Dependence of the Current through Conducting Gases on the Direction of the Electric Field
   Phil Mag ser 6 ii 210-228 1901

Transmission of Excited Radioactivity
   Bul Amer Phys Soc II 37-43 1901

Discharge of Electricity from Glowing Platinum
   Trans Roy Soc of Canada 727-33 1901

Discharge of Electricity from Glowing Platinum and the Velocity of the Ions
   Phys Rev 13 no.6 321-344 1901

1902
Ubertragung erregter Radioaktivitat
   Physikalische Zeitschrift 3 210-14 1902

Erregte Radioaktivitat und in der Atmosphare hervorgerufene Ionisation (With S I Allen)
   Physikalische Zeitschrift 3 225-30 1902

Versuche uber erregte Radioaktivitat
   Physikalische Zeitschrift 3 254-7 1902

The Radioactivity of Thorium Compounds I (With F Soddy)
   Trans Chem Soc 81 321-350 1902

The Existence of Bodies Smaller than Atoms
   Trans Roy Soc of Canada 8 79-86 1902

Penetrating Rays from Radio-active Substances
   Nature 66 318-9 1902

Comparison of the Radiations from Radioactive Substances (With H T Brooks)
   Phil Mag ser 6 iv 1-23 1902

The Radioactivity of Thorium Compounds II (With F Soddy)
   Trans of Chem Soc 81 837-860 1902

Deviable Rays of Radioactive Substances (With A Grier)
   Phil Mag ser 6, iv 315-330 1902

The Cause and Nature of Radioactivity I (With F Soddy)
   Phil Mag ser 6, iv 370-396 1902

The Cause and Nature of Radioactivity II (With F Soddy)
   Phil Mag ser 6, iv 569-585 1902

Excited Radioactivity and Ionization of the Atmosphere (With S J Allen)
   Phil Mag ser 6, iv 704-723 1902

Note on the condensation points of thorium and radium emanations (With F Soddy)
   Proc Chem Soc 219-20 1902

1903
Excited Radioactivity and the Method of its Transmission
   Phil Mag ser 6, v 95-117 1903

The Magnetic and Electric Deviation of the Easily Absorbed Rays from Radium
   Phil Mag ser 6, v 177-187 1903

A Penetrating Radiation from the Earth's Surface (With H L Cooke)
   Phys Rev 16 183 1903

Radio-activity of Ordinary Materials
   Nature 67 511-2 1903

The Radioactivity of Uranium (With F Soddy)
   Phil Mag ser 6, v 441-445 1903

A Comparative Study of the Radioactivity of Radium and Thorium (With F Soddy)
   Phil Mag ser 6, v 445-457 1903

Some Remarks on Radioactivity
   Phil Mag ser 6, v 481-5 1903

Condensation of the Radioactive Emanations (With F Soddy)
   Phil Mag ser 6, v 561-76 1903

Radioactive Change (With F Soddy)
   Phil Mag ser 6, v 576-91 1903

The Amount of Emanation and Helium from Radium
   Nature 68 366-7 1903

Heating Effect of the Radium Emanation (With H T Barnes)
   Nature 68 622 1903

Heating Effect of the Radium Emanation (With H T Barnes)
   Nature 69 126 1903

Radioactive Processes
   Proc Phys Soc 18 595-7 1903

1904
Does the Radio-activity of Radium depend upon its Concentration?
   Nature 69 222 1904

Heating Effect of the Radium-emanation
   Trans of Aus Assoc for Adv of Sci 87-91 1904

Heating Effect of the Radium Emanation (With TH T Barnes)
   Phil Mag ser6, vii 202-219 1904

Nature of the Gamma Rays from Radium
   Nature 69 436-7 1904

The Radiation and Emanation of Radium Part 1
   Technics 11-16 1904

The Radiation and Emanation of Radium Part II
   Technics 171-5 1904

Slow Transformation Products of Radium
   Phil Mag ser 6, viii 636-650 1904

The Succession of Changes in Radioactive Bodies
   Phil Trans of the Roy Soc ser A, vol 204 169-219

The Heating Effect of the Gamma Rays from Radium (With H T Barnes)
   Nature 71 151-2 1904

Der Unterschied zwischen radioaktiver und chemischer Verwandlung
   Jahrbuch der Radioaktivitat und Electronik 1-25 1904

1905
Les Problemes Actuels de la Radioactivite (Int Cong at St Louis Sep 1904)
   Archives des Sciences physiques et naturelles xix 1905
   The Popular Science MonthlyMay 1905 (Shortened English version with new results.)

Radium - the Cause of the Earth's Heat
   Harpers Mag 390-6 1905

Slow Transformation Products of Radium
   Nature 71 341-2 1905

Charge carried by the Alpha Rays from Radium
   Nature 71 413-4 1905

Heating Effect of the Gamma Rays from Radium (With H T Barnes)
   Phil Mag ser 6, ix 621-628 1905

Note on the Radioactivity of Weak Radium Solutions
   Phil Mag ser 6, ix 711-12 1905

The Relative Proportion of Radium and Uranium in Radio-active Minerals (With B B Boltwood)
   Amer J Sci vol 20 55-56 1905

Some Properties of the Alpha Rays from Radium
   Trans Roy Soc of Canada 1113-16 1905

Some Properties of the Alpha Rays from Radium
   Phil Mag ser 6, xi 163-176 1905

Charge Carried by the Alpha and Beta Rays of Radium
   Phil Mag ser 6, x 193-208 1905

Slow Transformation Products of Radium
   Phil Mag ser 6, x 290-306 1905

1906
Magnetic and Electric Deflection of the Alpha Rays from Radium
   Phys Rev 22 122-3 1906

The Retardation of the Velocity of the Alpha Particles in Passing Through Matter
   Phil Mag ser 6, xi 553-4 1906

The Relative Proportion of Radium and Uranium in Radio-active Minerals (With B B Boltwood)
   Amer J of Sci vol 22 1-3 1906

Retardation of the Alpha Particle from Radium in passing through Matter
   Phil Mag ser 6, xii 134-146 1906

Distribution of the Intensity of the Radiation from Radioactive Sources
   Phil Mag ser 6, vol xii 152-158 1906

The Recent Radium Controversy
   Nature 74 634-5 1906

The Mass and Velocity of the Alpha Particles Expelled from Radium and Actinium
   Phil Mag ser 6, xii 348-71 1906

Mass of the Alpha Particles from Thorium (With Otto Hahn)
   Phil Mag ser 6, xii 371-378 1906

1907
Production of Radium from Actinium
   Nature 75 270-1 1907

The Velocity and Energy of the Alpha Particles from Radioactive Substances
   Phil Mag ser 6, xiii 110-117 1907

Some Cosmical Aspects of Radioactivity
   J of Roy Astr Soc of Canada 145-165 1907

Work done at Manchester 1907-1919

The Origin of Radium
   Nature 76 126 1907

The Effect of High Temperature on the Activity of the Products of Radium (with J E Petavel)
   Abstract of the British Association Report 456-7 1907

Origin of Radium
   Nature 76 661 1907

The Production and Origin of Radium
   Proceedings of the Manchester Literary and Philosphical Society Oct 29 1907

The Production and Origin of Radium
   Phil Mag ser 6, XIV 733-49 1907

1908
A Method of Counting the Number of Alpha Particles from Radioactive Matter (With H Geiger)
   Memoirs of the Manchester Literary and Philosphical Soc vol lii, No 9 1-3 1908

Recent Advances in Radioactivity (RI Talk 31 Jan 1908)
   Nature 77 422-6 1908

Experiments with the Radium Emanation. I, The Volume of the Emanation
   Phil Mag ser 6 XVI 300-12 1908

Spectrum of the Radium Emanation (With T Royds)
   Nature 78 220-1 1908

Spectrum of the Radium Emanation
   Phil Mag ser 6, XVI 313-17 1908

An Electrical Method of Counting the Number of Alpha Particles from Radioactive Substances (With H Geiger)
   Proc Roy Soc A81 141-61 1908

The Charge and Nature of the Alpha Particle (With H Geiger)
   Proc Roy Soc A81 162-73 1908

The Nature and Charge of the Alpha Particles from Radioactive Substances
   Nature 79 12-15 1908

The Action of the Radium Emanation upon Water (With T Royds)
   Phil Mag ser 6, vxi, 812-8 1908

The Nature of the Alpha Particle (With T Royds)
   Memoirs of the Manchester Literary and Phil Soc IV, vol liii, No 1 1-3 1908

Some Properties of the Radium Emanation
   Memoirs of the Manchester Literary and Phil Soc IV, vol liii, No 2 1-2 1908

The Chemical Nature of the Alpha Particles from Radiactive Substances
   Nobel Lecture Dec 11 1908

The Discharge of Electricity from Glowing Bodies
   The Electrician Dec 11 343-4 1908

Der Ursrung des Radiums (Bericht)
   Jahrbach der Radioaktivitat & Elekronik V Band Heft 2153-166 1908

1909
The Boiling Point of the Radium Emanation
   Nature 79 457-8 1909

The Nature of the Alpha Particle from Radioactive Substances (With T Royds)
   Phil Mag ser 6, xvii 281-6 1909

Differences in the Decay of the Radium Emanation (With Y Tuomikoski)
   Memoirs of the Manchester Literary and Philosphical Soc IV, vol liii, No 12 1-2 1909

Condensation of the Radium Emanation
   Phil Mag ser 6, xvii 723-9 1909

The Action of the Alpha Rays on Glass
   Memoirs of the Manchester Literary and Philosphical Soc IV, vol liv, No 5 1 1909

Production of Helium by Radium (With B B Boltwood)
   Memoirs of the Manchester Literary and Philosphical Soc IV, vol liv, No 6 1-2 1909

1910
Actions of the Alpha Rays on Glass
   Phil Mag ser 6, xix 192-4 1910

Properties of Polonium
   Nature 82 491-2 1910

Theory of the Luminosity produced in certain Substances by Alpha Rays
   Proceedings of the Roy Soc ser A, lxxxiii 561-72 1910

Radium Standards and Nomenclature
   Nature 84 430-1 1910

The Number of Alpha Particles emitted by Uranium and Thorium (With H Geiger)
   Phil Mag ser 6, xx 691-8 1910

The Probability Variations in the Distribution of Alpha Particles (With H Geiger)
   Phil Mag ser 6, xx 698-707 1910

1911
The Scattering of the Alpha and Beta Rays and the Structure of the Atom
   Proceedings of the Manchester Literary and Philosphical Soc IV, 55 18-20 1911

Untersuchungen uber die Radiumemantion II Die Umwandlungsgeschwindigkeit)
   Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien CXX 303-12 1911

Die Erzeugung von Helium durch Radium (With B B Boltwood)
   Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien CXX 313-36 1911

The Scattering of Alpha and Beta Particles by Matter and the Structure of the Atom
   Phil Mag ser 6, xxi 669-88 1911

Transformation and Nomenclature of the Radioactive Emanations
   Phil Mag ser 6, xxii 621-9 1911

The Transformation of Radium
   J. Soc of Chem Ind No 11, xxx 3-14 1911

1912
A Balance Method for Comparison of Quantities of Radium and Some of its Applications (With J Chadwick)
   Proc Phys Soc xxiv 141-51 1912

The Origin of Beta and Gamma Rays from Radioactive Substances
   Phil Mag ser 6, xxiv 453-62 1912

Photographic Registration of Alpha Particles (With H Geiger)
   Phil Mag ser 6, xxiv 618-23 1912

On the Energy of the Group of Beta Rays from Radium
   Phil Mag ser 6 xxiv 893-4 1912

Warmeentwicklung durch Radium and Radiumemanation (With H Robinson)
   Akademie der Wissenschaften in WienCXX1 1491-1516 1912

1913
Heating Effect of Radium and its Emanation (With H Robinson)
   Phil Mag ser 6, xxv 312-30 1913

A New International Physical Institute
   Nature 90 545-6 1913

The Age of Pleochroic Haloes (With J Joly)
   Phil Mag ser 6, xxv 644-57 1913

The Analysis of the Gamma Rays from Radium B and Radium C (With H Richardson)
   Phil Mag ser 6, xxv 722-34 1913

The Analysis of the Gamma Rays from Radium D and Radium E (With H Richardson)
   Phil Mag ser 6, xxvi 324-32 1913

The Reflection of Gamma Rays from Crystals (With E Andrade)
   Nature 92 267 1913

Scattering of Alpha Particles by Gases (With M J Nuttall)
   Phil Mag ser 6, xxvi 702-12 1913

The Analysis of the Beta Rays from Radium B and Radium C (With H Robinson)
   Phil Mag ser 6, xxvi 717-29 1913

Uber die Masse und die Geschwindigkeiten der von den radioaktiven Substanzen ausgesendeten Alpha Teilchen (With H Robinson)
   Akademie der Wissenschaften in WienCXXII 1855-84 1913

The British Radium Standard
   Nature 92 402-3 1913

The Structure of the Atom
   Nature 92 423 1913

Analysis of the Gamma Rays of the Thorium and Actinium Products (With H Richardson)
   Phil Mag ser 6, xxvi 937-48 1913

1914
The Structure of the Atom
   Phil Mag ser 6, xxvii 488-98 1914

The Wavelength of the Soft Gamma Rays from Radium B (With E Andrade)
   Phil Mag ser 6, xxvii 854-68 1914

The Structure of the Atom
   Scientia xvi 337-51 1914

The Spectrum of the Penetrating Gamma Rays from Radium B and Radium C (With E Andrade)
   Phil Mag ser 6, xxviii 263-73 1914

Spectrum of the Beta Rays excited by Gamma Rays (With W F Rawlinson)
   Phil Mag ser 6, xxviii 281-6 1914

The Structure of Atoms and Molecules
   Abstract of a discussion at the British Association Aug 18 1914

The Connexion between the Beta and Gamma Ray Spectra
   Phil Mag ser 6, xxviii 305-19 1914

Radium Constants on the International Standard
   Phil Mag ser 6, xxviii 320-7 1914

The Mass and Velocities of the Alpha Particles from Radioactive Substances (With H Robinson)
   Phil Mag ser 6, xxviii 552-572 1914

1915
Origin of the Spectra given by Beta and Gamma Rays of Radium
   Proceedings of the Manchester Literary and Phil Soc IV, vol lix 17-19 1915

Radiations from Exploding Atoms (RI talk 4 Jun 1915)
   Nature 95 494-8 1915

Maximum Frequency of the X Rays from a Coolidge Tube for Different Voltages (With J Barnes and H Richardson)
   Phil Mag ser 6, xxx 339-60 1915

Efficiency of Production of X Rays from a Coolidge Tube (With J Barnes)
   Phil Mag ser 6, xxx 361-7 1915

1916
Long-range Alpha Particles from Thorium (With A B Wood)
   Phil Mag ser 6, xxxi 379-86 1916

1917
Penetrating Power of the X Radiation from a Coolidge Tube
   Phil Mag ser6, xxxiv 153-62 1917

1919
Collision of Alpha Particles with Light Atoms I. Hydrogen
   Phil Mag ser 6, xxxvii 537-61 1919

Collision of Alpha Particles with Light Atoms II. Velocity of the Hydrogen Atoms
   Phil Mag ser 6, xxxvii 562-71 1919

Collision of Alpha Particles with Light Atoms III. Nitrogen and Oxygen Atoms
   Phil Mag ser 6, xxxvii 571-80 1919

Collision of Alpha Particles with Light Atoms IV. An Anomalous Effect in Nitrogen
   Phil Mag ser 6, xxxvii 581-87 1919

Work done at Cambridge 1919-1937

Radio-activity and Gravitation (with A H Compton)
   Nature 104 412 1919

1920
Nuclear Constitution of Atoms (Bakerian Lecture, 3 Jun 1920)
   Proc Roy Soc A97 374-400 1920

1921
On the Collision of Alpha Particles with Hydrogen Atoms
   Phil Mag ser 6, 41 307-8 1921

The Disintegration of Elements by Alpha Particles
   Nature 107 41 1921

The Mass of the Long-range Particles from Thorium C
   Phil Mag ser 6, 41 570-4 1921

The Artificial Disintegration of Light Elements (With J Chadwick)
   Phil Mag ser 6, 42 809-25 1921

1922
Disintegration of Elements
   Nature 109 418 1922

Identification of a Missing Element
   Nature 109 781 1922

The Disintegration of Elements by Alpha Particles (With J Chadwick)
   Phil Mag ser 6, 44 471-32 1922

1923
Capture and Loss of Electrons by Alpha Particles
   Proc Cambridge Phil Soc 21 504-10 1923

1924
The Capture and Loss of Electrons by Alpha Particles
   Phil Mag ser 6, 47 277-303 1924

The Bombardment of Elements by Alpha Particles
   Nature 113 457 1924

Further Experiments on the Artificial Disintegration of Elements (With J Chadwick)
   Proc Phys Soc 36 417-22 1924

On the Origin and Nature of Long-range Particles observed with sources of Radium C (With J Chadwick)
   Phil Mag ser 6, 48 509-26 1924

1925
Disintegration of Atomic Nuclei
   Nature 115 493-4 1925

The Natural X-ray Spectrum of Radium B (With W A Wooster)
   Proc of the Cambridge Phil Soc 22 834-7 1925

Scattering of Alpha Particles by Atomic Nuclei and the Law of Force (With J Chadwick)
   Phi Mag ser 6, 50 889-913 1925

1927
Atomic Nuclei and their Transformation (12th Guthrie Lecture, 25 Feb 1927)
   Proc Phys Soc 39 359-72 1927

Structure of the Radioactive Atom and the Origin of the Alpha Rays
   Phil Mag ser 7, 4 580-605 1927

The Scattering of Alpha Particles by Helium (With J Chadwick)
   Phil Mag ser 7, 4 605-20 1927

1929
Origin of Actinium and the Age of the Earth
   Nature 123 313-4 1929

Energy Relations in Artificial Disintegration (With J Chadwick)
   Proc Cambridge Phil Soc 25 186-92 1929

1930
A New Method of Analysis of Groups of Alpha-Raus (1) The Alpha-Rays from Radium C, Thorium C and Actinium (With C E Wynn-Williams)
   Proc Roy Soc A 129 211-34 1930

1931
Analysis of the Long Range Alpha Particles from Radium C (With F Ward and W B Lewis)
   Proc Roy Soc A 131 684-703 1931

The Origin of the Gamma-Rays (With C D Ellis)
   Proc Roy Soc A132 667-8 1931

Alpha Teilchen grosser Reichweite und die Entstehung der Gamma Strahlen
   Nachrichten v d Gesellschaft der Wissenschafeten zu Gottingen II 19 248-51 1931

Analysis of the Alpha Particles Emitted from Thorium C and Actinium C (With C E Wynn-Williams and W B Lewis)
   Proc Roy Soc A 133 351-66 1931

1932
The Gamma Rays from Actinium Emanation and their Origin (With B V Bowden)
   Proc Roy Soc A 136 407-12 1932

1933
Analysis of Alpha Rays by an Annular Magnetic Field (With C E Wynn-Williams, W B Lewis and B V Bowden)
   Proc Roy Soc A 139 617-37 1933

Experiments on the Transmutation of Elements by Protons (With M Oliphant)
   Proc Roy Soc A 141 259-81 1933

The transmutation of Lithium by Protons and by Ions of Heavy Isotope of Hydrogen (With Oliphant and B Kinsey)
   Proc Roy Soc A 141 722-33 1933

Analysis of the Long Range Alpha Particles from Radium C' by the Magnetic Focussing Method (With W B Lewis and B V Bowden)
   Proc Roy Soc A 142 347-61 1933

1934
Bombardment of the Heavy Isotope of Hydrogen by Alpha Particles (With A E Kempton)
   Proc Roy Soc A 143 724-30 1934

Transmutation Effects observed with Heavy Hydrogen (With M Oliphant and P Harteck)
   Nature 133 413 1934

Transmutation Effects observed with Heavy Hydrogen (With M L E Oliphant and P Harteck)
   Proc Roy Soc A 144 692-703 1934

1935
The Accurate Determination of the Energy Released in Certain Nuclear Transformations (With M L E Oliphant and A E Kempton)
   Proc Roy Soc A 149 406-16 1935

Some Nuclear Transformations of Beryllium and Boron and the Masses of Light Elements (With M L E Oliphant and A E Kempton)
   Proc Roy Soc A 150 241-58 1935

1936
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   J Chem Soc xxx 508-516 1936

1937
The Search for the Isotopes of Hydrogen and Helium of Mass 3
   Nature 140 303-5 1937

Non-Technical Writings by Rutherford

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