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  • Langmuir, Irving 1881-1957. American chemist. He won a 1932 Nobel Prize for his work in surface chemistry.

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  • n. United States chemist who studied surface chemistry and developed the gas-filled tungsten lamp and worked on high temperature electrical discharges (1881-1957)

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  • Gavin Langmuir discusses the case briefly in "L'Absence d'accusation de meurtre rituel à l'ouest du Rhône," in Juifs et judaïsme de Languedoc, XIIIe siècle-début XIVe siècle, ed.M. H. Vicaire and Bernhard Blumenkranz, Cahiers de Fanjeaux 12 (1977), 235 — 49. back

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  • Rapid precipitation from cumulonimbus clouds is possible due to so called Langmuir precipitation process in which large droplets can grow rapidly by coagulating with smaller droplets which fall down slowly. samething happen in leh,

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  • Rapid precipitation from cumulonimbus clouds is possible due to so called Langmuir precipitation process in which large droplets can grow rapidly by coagulating with smaller droplets which fall down slowly. samething happen in leh, With the death toll in the flash flood in Ladakh up to 150 (and 500 people missing), and hundreds of houses destroyed, the magnitude of the havoc wrought by the natural calamity cannot be underestimated.

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  • Cao writes in "Langmuir" that while each compound containing silica bits of 10-or-fewer micrometers deflected water, only those with silica pieces less than 50 nanometers in size completely prevented icing.

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  • "Langmuir" a nanoparticle-based coating developed in the lab of Di Gao, a chemical and petroleum engineering professor in Pitt's Swanson School of Engineering, that thwarts the buildup of ice on solid surfaces and can be easily applied.

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  • A University of Pittsburgh-led team demonstrates in the Nov. 3 edition of "Langmuir" a nanoparticle-based coating developed in the lab of Di Gao, a chemical and petroleum engineering professor in Pitt's Swanson School of Engineering, that thwarts the buildup of ice on solid surfaces and can be easily applied.

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  • The term “plasma” was coined by Irving Langmuir around 1929 and modern plasma physics only began in the twentieth century.

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  • Seven years later, Langmuir faced a similar decision after EIS investigators found that in very rare cases—less than one person out of every million vaccinated—the oral polio vaccine developed by Albert Sabin caused paralysis.

    The Panic Virus

  • The Epidemic Intelligence Service EIS was the brainchild of a public health giant named Alexander Langmuir, who in 1951 convinced federal health officials that the country needed a team of medical doctors to conduct the first wave of investigation whenever new and disturbing disease patterns emerged.

    The Panic Virus

  • When confronted with the possibility that a second revelation could spark a panic that would fatally cripple the vaccine program, Langmuir concluded that the risks attributable to Wyeth were small enough that it would be better to keep quiet.

    The Panic Virus

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