American Chemical Society

[organization] A professional society for chemists established in 1876. The mission of ACS is "to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people." In addition to publishing journals and holding meetings, ACS provides competitive funding for research through its Petroleum Research Fund. More information about ACS can be found on their website.

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alpha particle


A type of particle that is ejected from radioactive nuclei. Alpha particles consist of two protons and two neutrons and thus are...