• WordNet 3.6
    • n atomizer a dispenser that turns a liquid (such as perfume) into a fine mist
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1957, the Shipping port Atomic Power Station in Pennsylvania, the first nuclear facility to generate electricity in the United States, went on line. (It was taken out of service in 1982.)
    • n Atomizer ăt"ŭm*ī`zẽr One who, or that which, atomizes; esp., an instrument for reducing a liquid to spray for disinfecting, cooling, or perfuming.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: On August sixth, 1945, during World War Two, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, killing an estimated 140,000 people in the first use of a nuclear weapon in warfare.
    • n atomizer One who or that which atomizes or reduces to atoms or very small particles; specifically, an apparatus designed to reduce a liquid to spray for disinfecting, cooling, perfuming, medicinal, and other purposes. Also spelled atomiser.
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  • Paul Vernon Buser
    Paul Vernon Buser
    “Desire, like the atom, is explosive with creative force.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “'Tis a superstition to insist on a special diet. All is made at last of the same chemical atoms.”
  • Harry S Truman
    “The atom bomb was no great decision. It was merely another powerful weapon in the arsenal of righteousness.”
  • Elwyn Brooks White
    “The terror of the atom age is not the violence of the new power but the speed of man's adjustment to it -- the speed of his acceptance.”
  • William S. Burroughs
    “No atomic physicist has to worry, people will always want to kill other people on a mass scale. Sure, he's got the fridge full of sausages and spring water.”
  • George Wald
    George Wald
    “It would be a poor thing to be an atom in a universe without physicists, and physicists are made of atoms. A physicist is an atom's way of knowing about atoms.”


In literature:

Uranium is a rather rare element, though known for over a hundred years, and has an atomic weight of 238.5.
"Q. E. D., or New Light on the Doctrine of Creation" by George McCready Price
It was a terrific animal; had I missed it, a single blow from her paw would have crushed me to atoms.
"Monsieur Violet" by Frederick Marryat
If we are to suppose atoms of energy, therefore, they must be variable atoms.
"A Librarian's Open Shelf" by Arthur E. Bostwick
At first, these atoms were all in disorder.
"Dr. Scudder's Tales for Little Readers, About the Heathen." by Dr. John Scudder
Is all man's sum of faculty effects When exercised on earth's least atom, Son!
"Browning as a Philosophical and Religious Teacher" by Henry Jones
Electrons go to the making of all atoms, just as atoms go to the making of molecules.
"Recent Developments in European Thought" by Various
That the world results from the fortuitous concourse of atoms?
"Diderot and the Encyclopaedists (Vol 1 of 2)" by John Morley
I stared, trying to force every atom of vision from my eyes.
"Famous Modern Ghost Stories" by Various
Chemists are ever on the alert to notice analogies and resemblances in the atomic structure of different bodies.
"Scientific American Supplement, Vol. XV., No. 388, June 9, 1883" by Various
But if the atom be imperfect as an atom, how could it combine with other atoms?
"The Law and the Word" by Thomas Troward
And now, more preposterous than all, each atom has an attractive power for every other atom of the universe.
"Recreations in Astronomy" by Henry Warren
It does not take masses of rock and stick them together, nor even particles from a fluid, but atoms from a gas.
"Among the Forces" by Henry White Warren
A hypothesis doubtfully attributed to Maxwell is that each additional atom in the molecule is equivalent to two extra degrees of freedom.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
It was an entire, sweeping love that left no atom or corner of his being untouched.
"The Wave" by Algernon Blackwood
When mixed with chlorine, it will be remembered, one hydrogen atom gave place to a chlorine atom.
"The Romance of War Inventions" by Thomas W. Corbin
He taught that all existence consisted of atoms, and made the discovery of causes the object of scientific inquiry.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations" by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
Nobody would now waste his time in theorizing about a fortuitous concourse of atoms.
"Through Nature to God" by John Fiske
The "magnetic field" of an atom is composed of all the tanmatras and elements above it.
"Evolution of Life and Form" by Annie Wood Besant
Dalton had supposed that water is formed by the union of hydrogen and oxygen, atom for atom.
"An Introduction to the History of Science" by Walter Libby
The propellers, whirled at high speed by the soundless atomic motor, thrummed softly.
"The Revolt of the Star Men" by Raymond Gallun

In poetry:

"A withered atom's space
Within a withered brain?
Or can it from the Wain
To far Orion race?"
"The Question" by Cale Young Rice
Of the specks of ash in the smoke,
Which atom knows
From what fire it awoke,
Or whither it goes?
"Night " by Lord Dunsany Edward Plunkett
No atoms of pollution
In matter e'er was known,
So vile or so destructive
As soul by sin o'erthrown.
"Needs And Powers" by Jared Barhite
Atom to its atom flies,
Every bevill'd angle fits,
Till at length fair Order sits
Enthroned on earth and skies.
"Chaos Crystallising" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Trustingly I raised my head
Hearing what the atom said;
Knowing man is greater far
Than the brightest sun or star.
"The Crocuses" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
Nor am I cold to summer's prime,—
Nor knows my heart decay;
Nor am I bowed by countless time,
Thou atom of a day!
"Earth's Burdens" by Ernest Jones

In news:

Doubts Raised on Book's Tale of Atom Bomb.
Jeremy Bernstein's review of the Victor Weisskopf memoirs generously acknowledges my 1984 paper on Heisenberg's misunderstanding of the scientific principle of the atomic bomb.
Beer still good after atomic bomb .
INTERVIEWS The Killers Share Epic UK Tour Footage in 'Miss Atomic Bomb ' Video.
China has unveiled plans to turn the site where it tested its first atomic bomb in 1964 into a tourist attraction.
Christy was physicist who worked on the atomic bomb .
PASADENA (AP) — Robert F Christy, a former California Institute of Technology professor who helped design the trigger mechanism for the atomic bomb s used in World War II, died Wednesday.
PASADENA — Caltech physicist Robert F Christy, one of the last of the Manhattan Project scientists who built the world's first atomic bomb , died Wednesday at his home in Pasadena.
TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb .
Paper lanterns float on the Motoyasu River in front of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, commonly called the Atomic Bomb Dome, at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on August 6, 2012 in Hiroshima.
Strange case of atomic bomb , veteran, Waco.
A man lauded by peace activists of the 1960s as the "guilty conscience" of American's atomic warfare — native Texan Claude Robert "Buck" Eatherly — spent a lot of time in Central Texas as a guest of Uncle Sam.
'Manhattan Projects' bends history around atomic bomb .
High Kube low-profile evaporative cooler /heater employs slinger wheel tech-nology that evenly distributes evaporative, atomized water across air inlets.
One of the most advanced uranium extraction efforts to date comes from the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Rogers said.

In science:

In the Mott insulator phase, atoms are localized at individual lattice sites with shells having an exact number of atoms per site (in this case single atoms or atom pairs) and the atomic motion through the lattice is blocked due to the repulsive interactions between the atoms [202].
Formation and interactions of cold and ultracold molecules: new challenges for interdisciplinary physics
An atom-dimer resonance has also been observed in an optically-trapped mixture of Cs atoms and Cs2 Feshbach molecules [410], suggesting the presence of a trimer state close to the atom-dimer dissociation threshold.
Formation and interactions of cold and ultracold molecules: new challenges for interdisciplinary physics
If the atoms are sufficiently cold then this force can be made large enough to optically confine populations of many millions of atoms; this serves as a key tool in modern experimental atomic physics (see [191, 47, 268] for instance).
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
Also, atomic physics techniques are essentially the only means to test the Standard Model at low energies—in order to do so, heavy atom atomic theory has to be confirmed to extraordinarily high accuracy as well.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
How does one go about looking for parity violation in atoms? Remember that because electromagnetic interactions absolutely conserve parity, the existence of atomic transitions forbidden by electromagnetism is evidence of parity violation in the atom arising from the weak force.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
Neutrons and protons in heavy atoms like uranium are less strongly bound than in lighter atoms like iron and energy can be released in the fission of such heavy atoms.
The Future of Nuclear Energy: Facts and Fiction Chapter IV: Energy from Breeder Reactors and from Fusion?
When atoms are arranged in a periodic fashion, as in crystals, the diffracted waves from different atoms will interfere with each other originating constructive interference peaks with the same symmetry that characterizes the distribution of atoms.
Progetto di un detector a camera di ionizzazione per esperimenti SAXS
The light, before traveling through the communication channel and being detected, is scattered from either individual atoms, for example, in form of solid-state single photon emitters [80, 81], or from an atomic ensemble, i.e., a cloud of atoms in a gas (the ‘DLCZ’ scheme).
Optical hybrid approaches to quantum information
By analogy to the very successful atomic shell model these magic numbers were taken as evidence of closed shell configurations in atomic nuclei, similar to the noble gas configurations in the electron shells of atoms.
New magic numbers
However, contrary to atomic physics, where the central potential for the electrons originates from the charge of the atomic nucleus, the central potential for a nucleon is the result of its interactions with the other nucleons in the atomic nucleus.
New magic numbers
There exist a range of different atomic systems, including ordinary hydrogen, muonic atoms, and more exotic atoms.
Spectroscopy as a test of Coulomb's law - A probe of the hidden sector
Similarly, hadronic atoms and atoms with Z>1 have larger nuclei than atomic hydrogen, again causing larger finite nuclear size effects.
Spectroscopy as a test of Coulomb's law - A probe of the hidden sector
To do a Bayesian hypothesis test based on correlations for determining the activity of the j ’th atom, we must compute the posteriors p(H1 |z) and p(H2 |z), where H1 is the hypothesis that the j ’th atom is active and H2 is the hypothesis that the j ’th atom is inactive.
Bayesian Hypothesis Testing for Sparse Representation
If a “control” atom is Rydberg excited with a resonant laser pulse, subsequent excitation of a second proximal “target” atom will be offresonant, and therefore blocked, due to dipolar interactions between the Rydberg atoms.
Rydberg state mediated quantum gates and entanglement of pairs of neutral atoms
As we shall see, in such theories the mass of the atoms cancels out when computing the phase shift of the atom interferometer, and thus the atom’s Compton frequency is irrelevant.
Does an atom interferometer test the gravitational redshift at the Compton frequency ?