Special Collections and Archives

Richard Madey papers (faculty-Physics)

Finding Aid for the Richard Madey papers

Author: Gregg McCullough, June 2008

Descriptive Rules: DACS


Origination: Madey, Richard, 1922-


Inclusive Dates: 1945-2000

Bulk Dates: 1953-1994


Extent: 4 cubic feet (4 record storage boxes)

Physical Location: 11th Floor


Abstract: Dr. Richard Madey is a professor emeritus of physics at Kent State University. This collection of materials, dating from 1963 to 2000, contains primarily collaboration meeting reports, laboratory notebooks, logbooks, NASA reports, research papers, periodicals, and theses. All of these materials pertain to the study of physics.


Biography: Dr. Richard Madey was born in Brooklyn, NY, on February 23, 1922. He served in the United States Navy Reserve from 1944 to 1946. Madey earned a bachelor of electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY) in 1942 and a Ph.D. in physics from University of California at Berkeley in 1952. He worked at as professor of physics (1971-1989), chair of the Department of Physics (1971-1983), director of the Center for Nuclear Research (1988-1992), university professor (1989-1992), and research scientist and emeritus university professor (1992-present). His primary fields of research are nuclear physics and gaseous absorption. One of his most significant and recent research projects involved probing the cahrege structure of the neutron.

Madey has received many honors and distinctions throughout his career, including the Meritorious Service Award from the New York Metropolitan Section, American Nuclear Society and the President’s Medal from Kent State University. He has been named a fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Institute of Chemists, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Ohio Academy of Sciences. Additionally, he is an honorary lifetime member of the American Nuclear Society. He remains an active researcher in the field of physics.


Scope and Content: The Richard Madey papers contain laboratory notebooks and logbooks from experiments that he or his students performed, reports from collaboration meetings which he co-wrote, NASA reports for which he was the principal investigator, research papers, periodicals, theses, and correspondence.


Statement of Arrangement: The Richard Madey papers are arranged alphabetically by series, then chronologically by date. The collection contains the following series:

Series 1: Articles
Series 2: Correspondence
Series 3: Logbooks
Series 4: Notebooks
Series 5: Notes and Graphs
Series 6: Periodicals
Series 7: Reports
Series 8: Research Papers
Series 9: Theses


Preferred Citation: Richard Madey papers. Department of Special Collections and Archives. Kent State University Libraries and Media Services.


Acquisition Information: The Richard Madey papers were transferred to Special Collections and Archives by Kent State University Department of Physics in July 2007.


Box 1

Series 1: Articles

Folder -- Contents

  1. Article, "Calculating Gamma Heating in Reactor Structures," Nucleonics, October 1957
  2. Article, "Calculations of the penetration of gamma rays through the edges of a ½-inch diameter lead collimator," Nuclear Instruments and Methods 4, December 12, 1958
  3. Article, "Cerenkov Radiation from Protons and the Measurement of Proton Velocity and Energy," The Physical Review, June 25, 1951
  4. Article, "A Dispersion Model Approach to the Preliminary Design of Adsorber Beds for Trace Contaminants," The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, undated
  5. Article, "Energy Spectrum Resulting from Electron Slowing Down," Physical Review, March 15, 1954
  6. Article, "An Experimental Study of Adsorption Interference in Binary Mixtures Flowing through Activated Carbon," undated
  7. Article, "The 51st Exhibition of Scientific Instruments and Apparatus," Phys. Med. Biol., 1967
  8. Article, "The Fundamentals of Differential Radiation Measurements," Nondestructive Testing, January-February 1958
  9. Article, "Gamma-Ray Absorption Coefficients," Reviews of Modern Physics, April 1952 (5 copies)
  10. Article, "Gamma-Ray Attenuation Coefficients," Nucleonics, 1964
  11. Article, Gamma-ray Locating Device," International Journal of Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 1959
  12. Article, "LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Absorption equations for active carbons with in homogeneous microporous structures," Carbon, June 28, 1979
  13. Article, "LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Adsorption at low concentrations of acetylene and methane on activated carbon at 25ºC," Carbon, February 14, 1978
  14. Article, "Monte Carlo Calculation of Transport of Fast Electrons," The Physical Review, June 1, 1962
  15. Article, "The Multiple Scattering of Electrons," Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, March 1938
  16. Article, "New Gamma-Ray Radioactivity Standards," NBS Technical News Bulletin, April 1959
  17. Article, "Range-Energy Relation for Protons in Various Substances," Indian Journal of Physics, 1958 (2 copies)
  18. Article, "Range Energy Relation for 340-Mev Protons," The Physical Review, 1951
  19. Article, "The Range-Energy Relation in Emulsion," Il Nuovo Cimento, 1958
  20. Article, "Range-Energy Relations for Electrons and the Determination of Beta-Ray End-Point Energies by Absorption," Reviews of Modern Physics, January 1952
  21. Article, "Range-Energy Relations for Protons in Be, C, Al, Cu, Pb, and Air," The Physical Review, 1959
  22. Article, "Range-Energy Relations for Protons in Be, C, Al, Cu, Pb, and Air," The Physical Review, 1961
  23. Article, "Range-Energy Relations for Protons in Various Substances," Reviews of Modern Physics, 1960 (2 copies)
  24. Article, "The Range in Aluminum of 14-7 MeV Protons," undated
  25. Article, "The Range of 5-50 keV Heavy Ions in Various Gases," Phys. Med. Biol., 1967
  26. Article, "Stopping Power and Energy Loss for Ion Pair Production for 340-Mev Protons," The Physical Review, February 15, 1951
  27. Article, "TECHNICAL NOTES: The Volume Adsorption Capacity of 0.98 mol% Argon on Activated Carbon at 20ºC," Nuclear Science & Engineering, 1978
  28. Article, "Theoretical and Experimental Aspects of the Energy Loss of Relativistic Heavily Ionizing Particles," Reviews of Modern Physics, January 1980
  29. Article, "Theorie der Streuung schneller geladener Teilchen I Einzelstreuung am abgeschirmten Coulomb-Feld," September 1946
  30. Article, "Theory of Electron Penetration," The Physical Review, June 15, 1955
  31. Article, "Thermal-Neutron Data for the Elements," Nucleonics, March 1958
  32. Article, "The Volume Adsorption Capacity of Activated Carbon at 25ºC for 100 ppm Acetylene, Methane, Methanol, and Toluene," Carbon, October 31, 1977
  33. Article, "The Volume Adsorption Capacity of Activated Carbon for Selected Trace Contaminants," Carbon, 1978
  34. Article, "The X- or Gamma-Ray Energy Absorption or Transfer Coefficient: Tabulations and Discussion," Radiation Research, July 1961 (2 copies)
  35. Article, "X-Ray Critical-Absorption and Emission Energies in kev," Nucleonics, March 1955 (2 copies)

Series 2: Correspondence

  1. Correspondence, June 1963-November 1968

Series 3: Logbooks

  1. Logbook, Description
  2. Logbook, E 348/355, October 20, 1993-October 26, 1993
  3. Logbook, E 377 Replay Logbook, July 6, 1994-December 1994
  4. Logbook, Gen, December 1990
  5. Logbook, Gen, April 1991-June 1991
  6. Logbook, Gen Book 1, June 1990
  7. Logbook, Gen Book 2, June 1990
  8. Logbook, Gen Book 5, April 12, 1991-April26, 1991
  9. Logbook, Gen Book 6, April 26, 1991-May 13, 1991
  10. Logbook, Gen Book 7, Production Run, May 14, 1991-June 6, 1991
  11. Logbook, Gen Replay, April-May, September 1991
  12. Logbook, Gen NPOL Collaboration, July 1994

Box 2

Series 3: Logbooks

Folder -- Contents

  1. Logbook, Gen Tests, January 1988
  2. Logbook, Gen, OHIPS Tune-Up, January and April 1991
  3. Logbook, MCEEP Calculations, July 1993
  4. Logbook, NPOL Test, July 1991-August 1989

Series 4: Notebooks

  1. Notebook, Argon 40, 41, January 1985-December 1985
  2. Notebook, Butane and Mixtures, March 20, 1981-December 23, 1981
  3. Notebook, Ethane, Acetylene, Methane, Acetone, Propane, Butane, Mixtures, June 15, 1981-January 27, 1982
  4. Notebook, Ethane, Acetylene, Methane, Acetone, Propane, Butane, Mixtures, January 27, 1982-April 26, 1982
  5. Notebook, Hydrocarbons, July 15, 1978-May 5, 1981
  6. Notebook, Hydrocarbons, September 1981
  7. Notebook, Hydrocarbons, February 1987-November 1987
  8. Notebook, Hydrocarbons, November 1987-April 1989
  9. Notebook, Hydrocarbons, May 1989-May 1990
  10. Notebook, Physical Adsorption of Argon and CO2, July 1969
  11. Notebook, Physical Adsorption Theory, September 1968-July 1969
  12. Notebook, Trace Contaminants, February 5, 1975-August 9, 1975
  13. Notebook, Trace Contaminants, August 11, 1975-February 2, 1977
  14. Notebook, Trace Contaminants, February 2, 1977-July 13, 1978
  15. Notebook, Trace Contaminants, Acetone, August 22, 1974- February 4, 1975

Series 5: Notes and Graphs

  1. Notes and Graphs, undated

Series 6: Periodicals

  1. Periodical, Range Concepts and Heavy Iron Ranges, 1963
  2. Periodical, Reviews of Modern Physics, October 1953
  3. Periodical, Reviews of Modern Physics, April 1963

Box 3

Series 7: Reports

Folder -- Contents

  1. Report, Additional Stopping Power and Range Tables for Protons, Mesons, and Electrons, 1966
  2. Report, Adsorption Interference in Mixtures of Trace Contaminants Flowing through Activated Carbon Adsorber Beds, undated
  3. Report, Calculation of Energy Dissipation by Electrons in Water, April 22, 1965
  4. Report, A Calculation of the Gamma-Ray Spectrum of the Bulk Shielding Reactor, July 31, 1957
  5. Report, E93-038 [Gen and Gmn] Collaboration, July 9, 1999
  6. Report, E93-038 [Gen and Gmn] Collaboration Meeting, March 25, 2000
  7. Report, E93-038 [Gen and Gmn] First Readiness Review, September 2, 1999
  8. Report, E93-038 [Gen and Gmn] Meeting of Working Group on Simulations, Data Analysis, and Data Acquisition, September 23, 1999
  9. Report, E93-038 [Gen and Gmn] Meeting of Working Group on Simulations, Data Analysis, and Data Acquisition, October 18, 1999
  10. Report, E93-038 [Gen and Gmn] Meeting of Working Group on Simulations, Data Analysis, and Data Acquisition, October 21, 1999
  11. Report, E93-038 [Gen and Gmn] Meeting of Working Group on Simulations, Data Analysis, and Data Acquisition, November 4, 1999
  12. Report, E93-038 [Gen and Gmn] Meeting of Working Group on Simulations, Data Analysis, and Data Acquisition, November 11, 1999
  13. Report, E93-038 [Gen and Gmn] Software Report, March 24, 2000
  14. Report, E93-038 [Gen and Gmn] Readiness Review, July 6, 2000
  15. Report, Emulsion Tables. I. Heavy-Particle Functions, September 1954
  16. Report, Energy Dissipation by Fast Electrons, September 10, 1959
  17. Report, Energy Spectra and Angular Distributions of Electrons Transmitted through Sapphire (Al2O3) Foils, 1964
  18. Report, Energy Spectrum Resulting from Electron Slowing Down, February 20, 1959
  19. Report, Financial Records, March 1983-April 1983
  20. Report, Gen Collaboration Meeting, June 12, 1998
  21. Report, Graphs of the Compton Energy-Angle Relationship and the Klein-Nishina Formula from 10 Kev to 500 Mev, August 28, 1953
  22. Report, Guidelines for Preparation of NASA Grant Reports, February 1974
  23. Report, High-Energy Particle Data Volume I: Kinematics of Particles as a Function of Kinetic Energy, January 1965
  24. Report, High-Energy Particle Data Volume II: Range-Energy and dE/dx Plots of Charged Particles of Matter, July 1, 1966
  25. Report, High-Energy Particle Data Volume IV: Range-Momentum and dP/dx Plots of Charged Particles in Matter, July 1, 1966
  26. Report, Index and Annotated Bibliography of Range and Stopping Cross Section Data, February 14, 1958
  27. Report, The Interaction of Nuclear Radiations with Matter, July 1, 1945
  28. Report, Investigations of Electron Interactions with Matter, December 1965
  29. Report, NASA Presentations, 1976-1979
  30. Report, On the Range Energy Relation for Protons in Nuclear Emulsions, undated
  31. Report, Passage of Charged Particles through Crystal Lattices, April 21, 1965
  32. Report, Passage of Electrons through Matter, September 9, 1953
  33. Report, Penetration of High-Energy Heavy Ions, with the Inclusion of Coulomb, Nuclear, and other Stochastic Processes, May 1968
  34. Report, Photon Attenuation and Energy Transfer Coefficients. Tabulations and Discussions, May 10, 1965
  35. Report, Program Bragg: A Fortran-IV Program for Calculating Bragg Curves, Flux and Current Distributions, and Energy Spectra, February 5, 1968
  36. Report, The Properties of Atomic Nuclei, June 1, 1949
  37. Report, Range-Energy Curves, United States Atomic Energy Commission, 1949
  38. Report, Range-Energy Curves, University of California Radiation Laboratory, 1949
  39. Report, Range-Energy Curves for Protons and - Particles, undated

Box 4

Folders -- Contents

  1. Report, The Range-Energy Relation in Emulsion Part 2. The Theoretical Range, April 9, 1957 (2 copies)
  2. Report, Report of Inventions and Subcontracts, March 1983
  3. Report, Shielding Against Gamma Rays, Neutrons, and Electrons from Nuclear Weapons, February 24, 1964
  4. Report, Spar, a Fortran Program for Computing Stopping Powers and Ranges for Muons, Charged Pions, Protons, and Heavy Ions, May 1973
  5. Report, Stopping Power and Energy for Ion Pair Production for 340 Mev Protons, August 3, 1950
  6. Report, Stopping Power and Ion Density, July 24, 1953
  7. Report, Studies in Penetration of Charged Particles in Matter, 1964
  8. Report, A Table of Kinetic Energy, Momentum, and Magnetic Rigidity for the Proton, Alpha Particle, and Electron, June 1963
  9. Report, Tables of Energy Losses and Ranges of Electrons and Positrons, 1964 (3 copies)
  10. Report, Tables of Energy Losses and Ranges of Heavily Charged Particles, 1964 (2 copies)
  11. Report, Tables of Range and Stopping Power of Chemical Elements for Charged Particles of Energy 0.05 to 500 MeV, 1966
  12. Report, Tables of Solid Angles and Activations, November 1956
  13. Report, Thick Target Bremsstrahlung Spectra, November 1954
  14. Report, Transmission and Reflection of Electrons by Aluminum Foils, April 1, 1963
  15. Report, Transport of Trace Contaminants through Porous Media: Final Technical Report, March 16, 1974-December 31, 1982
  16. Report, Transport of Trace Contaminants through Porous Media: Semi-annual Status Report Number 1, March 16, 1974-September 15, 1974
  17. Report, Transport of Trace Contaminants through Porous Media: Semi-annual Status Report Number 2, September 16, 1974-March 15, 1975
  18. Report, Transport of Trace Contaminants through Porous Media: Semi-annual Status Report Number 3, March 16, 1975-September 15, 1975
  19. Report, Transport of Trace Contaminants through Porous Media: Semi-annual Status Report Number 4, September 16, 1975-March 15, 1976
  20. Report, Transport of Trace Contaminants through Porous Media: Semi-annual Status Report Number 5, March 16, 1976-September 15, 1976
  21. Report, Transport of Trace Contaminants through Porous Media: Semi-annual Status Report Number 6, September 16, 1976-March 15, 1977
  22. Report, Transport of Trace Contaminants through Porous Media: Semi-annual Status Report Number 7, March 16, 1977-September 15, 1977
  23. Report, Transport of Trace Contaminants through Porous Media: Semi-annual Status Report Number 8, September 16, 1977-March 15, 1978
  24. Report, Transport of Trace Contaminants through Porous Media: Semi-annual Status Report Number 9, March 16, 1978-September 15, 1978
  25. Report, Transport of Trace Contaminants through Porous Media: Semi-annual Status Report Number 10, September 16, 1978-March 15, 1979

Series 8: Research Papers

  1. Research Paper, Approximation Method in Classical Scattering by Screened Coulomb Fields, 1968
  2. Research Paper, Coulomb Scattering, August 19, 1963
  3. Research Paper, Electron Bremsstrahlung, September 9, 1963
  4. Research Paper, Elements of Radiation Dosimetry, undated
  5. Research Paper, Klein-Nishina Photon Cross Sections, June 15, 1959
  6. Research Paperl, Integral Equations Governing Radiation Effects, 1963
  7. Research Paper, Nuclear Interactions, December 23, 1963
  8. Research Paper, Photon Interactions, November 21, 1963

Series 9: Theses

  1. Thesis, Effect of Chemical Structure on Stopping Powers for High-Energy Protons, August 1952
  2. Thesis, The Passage of Charged Particles through Matter, May 1951
  3. Thesis, Statistical and Systematic Errors of the Electron Beam Polarization in the Gen Experiment, December 2001 (2 copies)
  4. Thesis, Stopping Power and Range for any Nucleus in the Specific Energy Interval 0.01 to 500 -- MeV/amu in any Nongaseous Material, May 1968 (copy 1)
  5. Thesis, Stopping Power and Range for any Nucleus in the Specific Energy Interval 0.01~ to 500~MeV/amu in any Nongaseous Material, May1968 (copy 2)