• 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

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