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Paper, 'On the disappearance of some spectral lines and the variations of metallic spectra due to mixed vapours' by G D [George Downing] Liveing and J [James] Dewar

Reference number: PP/1/36

Date: 1882

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Liveing and Dewar write: 'The theory of spectral lines most commonly received is that the otions of the luminiferous ether producing them are not directly due to any motion of translation of the molecules of the emitting substance, but to relative motions of the parts of the same molecule, or in other words, to vibrations occurring within the molecules; and that the mutual action of the molecules, while it may give rise to irregular vibrations of the ether, affects the regular vibrations producing the lines only in an indirect manner, by converting part of the motions of translation .into internal vibrations.'

Annotations in pencil and ink. Includes a page of diagrams of spectra.

Subject: Spectroscopy

Received 11 March 1882. Read 16 March 1882.

A version of this paper was published in volume 33 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On the disappearance of some spectral lines and the variations of metallic spectra due to mixed vapours'.

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PP/1/36
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1882
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Ink and graphite pencil on paper
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20 pages
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George Downing Liveing

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James Dewar

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George Downing Liveing, James Dewar, Paper, 'On the disappearance of some spectral lines and the variations of metallic spectra due to mixed vapours' by G D [George Downing] Liveing and J [James] Dewar, 1882, PP/1/36, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pp_1_36/paper-on-the-disappearance-of-some-spectral-lines-and-the-variations-of-metallic-spectra-due-to-mixed-vapours-by-g-d-george-downing-liveing-and-j-james-dewar, accessed on 20 May 2024

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    Dates: 1882 - 1894

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