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Corporate entry CSIRO Division of Chemical Physics (1958 - 1987)

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

9 October 1958
Clayton and Lucas Heights, Victoria, Australia
1 January 1987
Industrial or scientific research
Reference No
CA 4529
Legal Status
Agency of the Commonwealth of Australia
Clayton and Lucas Heights, Victoria


The CSIRO's Chemical Physics Section was granted Divisional Status in the late 1950s. The Division of Chemical Physics conducted research into the techniques and instruments of Chemical Physics, such as spectroscopy and diffraction. On January 1, 1987, the Division was amalgamated with the Division of Material Science to form the Division of Materials Science & Technology.


 1940 - 1958 CSIRO Division of Industrial Chemistry
 1944 - 1958 CSIRO Chemical Physics Section
       1958 - 1987 CSIRO Division of Chemical Physics
             1987 - 1997 CSIRO Division of Materials Science and Technology
                   1997 - 2002 CSIRO Division of Manufacturing Science and Technology

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Andrew Crowther Hurley - Records, 1944 - 1988, MS 174; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Published resources


  • Historical Directory of Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, 1926-1976, CSIRO, Canberra, 1978, 101 pp. Details

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See also

  • Hannaford, Peter, 'Walsh, Alan', in New Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Koertge, Noretta, ed., vol. 7 , Charles Scribner's Sons, Detroit , 2008, pp. 228-233 . Details
  • Moodie, A. F. and Spence, J. C. H., 'John Maxwell Cowley, 1923-2004', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 17, no. 2, 2006, pp. 227-262. Details

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