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The tron particles

G. J. Stoney coined the word “electron” in 1891, and it made its way into wider use through his nephew G. F. FitzGerald, who in 1894 convinced Joseph Larmor to adopt the word for what Larmor had been calling just “ions.” However, as the eminent historian of science Bruce Hunt notes, unlike Langmuir’s kenotron Stoney wasn’t really using a “-tron” suffix but rather an “-on” one; it just happened that he was adding it to a root, “electr-,” that ended in “tr.” 

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PROPOSAL TO PLACE THE ALGATRON IN A ROCKET

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While the electronic uses of the suffix “tron” are already too common to be altered, the word “mesotron” was known to hardly anybody and could be changed into a standardized “on” nomenclature without “widespread trouble.”
— C.G. Darwin 1938

 

 

 

 

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At the basic level, humans live on the wastes of plants, namely oxygen, and plants live on the wastes of humans, namely carbon dioxide.
— The crux of the Algatron
PLAN FOR THE ALGATRON MODULE FOR THE APOLLO MISSIONS CIRCA 1965.

PLAN FOR THE ALGATRON MODULE FOR THE APOLLO MISSIONS CIRCA 1965.