Steven Shapin: The Rise and Fall of Fritz Haber
26 January 2006
Show More Between Genius and Genocide: The Tragedy of Fritz Haber, Father of Chemical Warfare by Daniel Charles.
Cape, 313 pp., £20, September 2005, 0 224 06444 4Show More
“... formation. So, if ammonia is what you want, you need very cleverly to manipulate temperature, pressure, a catalyst and the design of the reaction vessel. In 1909, the academic physical chemist Fritz Haber and the industrial metallurgical engineer Carl Bosch succeeded in doing this, and they patented the process the following year. Within four years, the process had become commercial, the ...”