Obituaries | January 8, 2007 Issue - Vol. 85 Issue 2 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 85 Issue 2 | p. 57 | Obituaries
Issue Date: January 8, 2007


Department: ACS News

Masao Atoji, 80, a former senior scientist in government and industrial labs, died on Nov. 20, 2006. He was one of the few neutron-scattering scientists involved in an extension of the work begun under the Manhattan Project, and he also contributed to Nobel Prize-winning work on the structure of boron.

Atoji was born in Japan and came to the U.S. in 1951 as an exchange visitor through the invitation of the University of Minnesota. He . . .

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