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Referee's report by John Henry Poynting, on four papers 'Argon, a new constituent of the atmosphere' by John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh and William Ramsay, 'The liquefaction and solidification of argon' by K Olszewski, 'On the spectra of argon' by William Crookes, 'On the spark spectrum of argon as it appears in the spark spectrum of air' by Walter Noel Hartley, and a letter from George Francis Fitzgerald to John William Strutt, Lord Rayleigh

Reference number: RR/12/396

Date: 18 February 1895

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First paper: Recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'.

Subject: Physics and Chemistry

[Published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 1895]

Second paper: Recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'.

Subject: Physics and Chemistry

[Published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 1895]

Third paper: Recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. Suggests reducing the map.

Subject: Physics and Chemistry

[Published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 1895 ]

Fourth paper: Recommended for publication in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Agrees with the opinion of the other referee [RR/12/395].

Subject: Physics and Chemistry

[Published in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society of London', 1895]

Letter from George Francis Fitzgerald to John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh. This letter is of a different character to the other papers. It puts foreard a theory of the internal motion of Argon, and has been touched upon in the last page of the paper by John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh and William Ramsay. Refers to Henry Edward Armstrong.

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RR/12/396
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18 February 1895
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John Henry Poynting, Referee's report by John Henry Poynting, on four papers 'Argon, a new constituent of the atmosphere' by John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh and William Ramsay, 'The liquefaction and solidification of argon' by K Olszewski, 'On the spectra of argon' by William Crookes, 'On the spark spectrum of argon as it appears in the spark spectrum of air' by Walter Noel Hartley, and a letter from George Francis Fitzgerald to John William Strutt, Lord Rayleigh, 18 February 1895, RR/12/396, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_12_396/referees-report-by-john-henry-poynting-on-four-papers-argon-a-new-constituent-of-the-atmosphere-by-john-william-strutt-3rd-baron-rayleigh-and-william-ramsay-the-liquefaction-and-solidification-of-argon-by-k-olszewski-on-the-spectra-of-argon-by-william-crookes-on-the-spark-spectrum-of-argon-as-it-appears-in-the-spark-spectrum-of-air-by-walter-noel-hartley-and-a-letter-from-george-francis-fitzgerald-to-john-william-strutt-lord-rayleigh, accessed on 21 July 2024

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