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Robertson aims to determine, under the conditions of pressure obtaining in a gun, the constants of explosion of cordite and of modified cordite, with special reference to the effects produced by the non­explosive ingredients, mineral jelly and acetone.

Includes five diagrams and two photographs of experimental apparatus.

Subject: Chemistry

Received 10 January 1906. Read 8 February 1906. Communicated by [Henry Capel Lofft] Holden.

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 79 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society A as 'Constants of explosion of cordite and of modified cordite'.

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21 March 1905
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33 pages

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Robert Robertson

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Robert Robertson, Unpublished paper, 'Constants of explosion of cordite and of modified cordite' by Robert Robertson, 21 March 1905, AP/77/4, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 13 July 2024

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