Lewis M. Branscomb - Publications

(There are over 500 entries for the years dating back to 1950. Lewis M. Branscomb is sole author unless otherwise noted.)

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"Taming Technology, "Proceedings, Nineteenth Annual Meeting of the Standards Engineers Society, Philadelphia (1970) pp. 1-19.

"Measurement Standards, Language of Discovery," National Bureau of Standards Technical News Bulliten, Vol. 55, No. 1, pp. 12-14, January 1971. See also, Proceedings, International Conference on Precision Measurement and Fundamental Constants, Gaithersburg, MD, NBS Special Publication 343, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Bureau of Standards, Washington, D.C. (1970), pp. 3‑8.

"Guest Editorial" (on publication of scientific proposals and objectives), Icarus, Vol. 12, No. 1 (January 1970), p. 1.

"Science and People," Proceedings, U.S. Army's Eighth National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium, Science in the Making, May 6‑9, 1970, Knoxville, TN, U.S. Army Research Office, Durham, N.C., pp. 28‑32.

"Technology Gaps," Experimental Mechanics, Vol. 10, No. 6 (June 1970), p. 3N.

"Technology Assessment," Environmental Control and Safety Management, Vol. 140, No. 1 (July 1970), pp. 22‑25.

"Lewis M. Branscomb Talks About NBS" (an interview) Materials Research and Standards, Vol. 10, No. 9 (September 1970), pp. 8‑11.

"Information for Policy and a Policy for Information in Government," Proceedings, Society for Management Information Systems Second Annual Conference, September 14‑15, 1970, Washington, D.C., The Society for Management Information Systems, Chicago, IL.

"Living with Technology: Research for Rational Public Decisions," Proceedings, Xerox Dessauer Symposium, The Seventies: A Challenge for R&D, A Symposium in Honor of John H. Dessauer, September 29, 1970, Xerox Corp., Rochester, NY.

"Measurement in a Changing World," National Bureau of Standards Technical News Bulletin, October, 1970, pp. 219‑221.


"Physics: Atomic and Molecular," Science Year: The World Book Science Annual-‑1968‑1969, Field Enterprise Educational Association, Chicago, IL (1969).

"The Photoionization of One- and Two-Electron Atoms," Physics of One- and Two- Electron Atoms, Proceedings of the Arnold Sommerfeld Centennial Memorial Meeting, Munich, 1968, ed. F. Bopp and H. Kleinpoppen, North-Holland Publishing Co., Amsterdam (1969), pp. 669‑699.

"The Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics: A Fully Integrated Partnership Between Government Laboratory and University," Education and Federal Laboratory-University Relationships, Proceedings of a symposium, October 29-31, 1968, sponsored by the Federal Council for Science and Technology and the American Council on Education (Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1969) pp. 139‑151.

"Sunlight Photodetachment Rate of Ground State O2-" (with S. B. Woo and E. C. Beaty), Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 74, No. 11 (June 1, 1969), pp. 2933‑2940.

"Truth in Packaging of Scientific Information," Measurements and Data, Vol. 3, No. 5 (September/October 1969), pp. 104-105.

"NBS and Commerce" (letter), Chemical and Engineering News, December 8, 1969, p. 8.


"Role of Atomic Collision Processes in Astrophysics," Physical Review Letters, Leningrad, July 1967, ed. L. M. Branscomb, Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, Boulder, CO (1968).

"Ion Chemistry Governing Mesospheric Electron Concentrations" (with R. E. LeLevier), Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 73, No. 1 (January 1, 1968), pp. 27‑41.

"Twenty Years of Physics: Atoms, Molecules and Electronics," Physics Today, Vol. 21, No. 5 (May 1968), pp. 36‑39. Reprinted in Every Physics Teacher's CD-ROM Toolkit, Univ. Nebraska, 1993.

"The Misinformation Explosion: Is the Literature Worth Reviewing?", Scientific Research, Vol. 3, No. 11 (May 27, 1968), pp. 49‑52.

"Detachment of Electrons from H- and O- Negative Ions by Electron Impact" (with G. C. Tisone), Physical Review, Vol. 170, No. 1 (June 5, 1968), pp. 169‑183.

"Physics and the Nation in a Crystal Ball," Physical Review, Vol. 21, No. 8 (August 1968), pp. 23‑28.

"UFO's: Irrational Public Debate" (letter), Science , Vol. 161, No. 3848 (September 27, 1968), p. 1297.

"Chemical Accelerators" (with R. Wolfgang and R. N. Zare), Science, Vol. 162 (November 15, 1968), pp. 818‑822.


Space Program in the Post Apollo Period (with Frank E. Long, co-chairs) Report of the Space Science and Technology Panel of the President's Science Advisory Committee, Washington DC: The White House, 1967.


"Detachment of Electrons from H- by Electron Impact" (with G.C. Tisone), Physical Review Letters, Vol. 17, No. 5 (August 1, 1966), pp. 236‑238.

"Photodetachment Cross Section, Electron Affinity, and Structure of the Negative Hydroxyl Ion," Physical Review, Vol. 148, No. 1 (August 5, 1966), pp. 11‑18.


"Laser Double-Quantum Photodetachment of I-" (with J. L. Hall and E. J. Robinson), Physical Review Letters, Vol. 14, No. 25 (June 21, 1965), pp. 1013‑1016.

"Oxygen Metastable Atom Production Through Photodetachment" (with S. J. Smith and G. C. Tisone), Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol. 43, No. 8 (October 15, 1965), pp. 2906‑2907.


"Energy Dependence for the Photodetachment of I- Near Threshold" (with B. Steiner and M. L. Seman), Proceedings of the Third International Conference on the Physics of Electronic and Atomic Collisions, London, 1963, ed. M. R. C. McDowell, North-Holland Publishing Co., Amsterdam (1964), pp. 537‑542.

"Review of Photodetachment and Related Negative Ion Processes Relevant to Aeronomy," Annals of Geophysics, Vol. 20, No. 1 (January-March 1964), pp. 88‑105.

"Present and Future of Astrophysics and Its Effect on Industry in Colorado," chapter in Colorado and the New Technological Revolution, Proceedings of the University-Industry Liaison Conference, ed. W. H. Miernyk, University of Colorado, Bureau of Economic Research, Boulder, CO (April 1964), pp. 55‑64.

"Observatory Report — Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics of the National Bureau of Standards and University of Colorado, Boulder, CO," Astronomy Journal, Vol. 69, No. 9 (November 1964), pp. 1‑3.


"Observatory Report — Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics of the National Bureau of Standards and University of Colorado, Boulder, CO," Astronomy Journal, Vol. 68, No. 9 (November 1963), pp. 660‑662.

"Observatory Report — National Bureau of Standards, Washington, D.C., and National Bureau of Standards Boulder Laboratories" (with C. E. Moore), Astronomy Journal, Vol. 68, No. 9 (November 1963), pp. 657‑659.


"Radiative Formation and Destruction of Negative Ions," Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Ionization Phenomenon in Gases, Munich, 1961, Vol. I, North-Holland Publishing Co., Amsterdam (1962), pp. 1‑18.

"Photodetachment," in Atomic and Molecular Processes, ed. D. R. Bates, Academic Press Inc, New York (1962), pp. 100‑140.

"Structure and Photodetachment Spectrum of the Atomic Carbon Negative Ion" (with M. L. Seman), Physical Review, Vol. 125, No. 5 (March 1, 1962), pp. 1602‑1608.

"Electron Affinity of Atomic Iodine" (with B. Steiner and M. L. Seman), Physical Review, Vol. 37, No. 6 (September 15, 1962), pp. 1200‑1202.

"Laboratory Astrophysics" (with R. N. Thomas), Physics Today, Vol. 15, No. 11 (November 1962), pp. 42‑44, 46.


"Program at the NBS," chapter in Optical Spectrometric Measurement of High Temperatures, Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, (1961).

"Astrophysical and Plasma Physics at the NBS—Highlights for 1961" (with K. E. Shuler and J. A. Suddeth), National Bureau of Standards Technical Note 116, U. S. Dept. of Commerce, Office of Technical Services, Washington, D.C. (October 1961).