Faces of Chemistry - Women in Chemistry


Follow the adventures of eight leading women in chemistry and celebrate the common element that catalysed their journeys: a life-changing, chance-taking, thrill-seeking love of science. Courtesy of the Chemical Heritage Foundation, Women in Chemistry series.

Type of Activity

group work, working independently



Age Group

14 to Postgraduate
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Mary Lowe Good pioneered an experimental technique called Mössbauer spectroscopy, which uses gamma rays to figure out the molecular structure of complicated compounds containing metal ions. Using this technique, Good was able to learn more in a day than she had previously been able to learn in a whole year.