Unformatted text preview: After preparing for the trip back to England, Bohr decided to take a walking trip through the Austrian Alps with his brother. Their timing could not have been worse, for as they relaxed in the peace of the mountains, Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated, and longstanding tensions soon reached their climax. The brothers managed to catch one of the last trains to cross the border, and as Denmark came to grips with its vulnerable position, Bohr faced the equally difficult predicament of whether to continue on to England. The dangers posed by conflicts in the sea made the journey especially questionable, but Bohr and his wife made it safely. At Manchester, Bohr had the opportunity to work closely with H. G. J. Moseley, who had been studying X rays. Using X rays and photographic plates, Moseley was soon able to confirm Bohr's hypothesis that adding individual electrons formed the basis for a table of...
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- Fall '08