Skip to content

Please be aware that some material may contain words, descriptions or illustrations which will not reflect current scientific understanding and may be considered in today's context inaccurate, unethical, offensive or distressing.


Sectional Committee: not stated.

He returns Burch's report and letter. He agrees that the title of the paper is open to criticism and the modified title that the author proposes, 'On Electromotive wave in molecularly [or mechanically] disturbed metals immersed in Electrolyte', is not a great improvement.
He thinks the author has proved that his results are not due to polarization. In reply to Burch's criticism, the author has found that zinc in zinc sulphate solution gives results of the same character as zinc.

Thinks the title of the paper suggested by Burch would be misleading as the observed effects are not due to torsion but to agitation of the particles produced by tapping or by to and fro twisting. Regarding some of Burch's other criticisms it must be remembered that the author is not English. An Englishman would have presented his results 'in a different manner'.

[Published in Proceedings of the Royal Society, 1902].

Endorsed on recto as received 24 April 1902.

Reference number
Earliest possible date
23 April 1902
Physical description
Letter on paper
Page extent
4 pages

Creator name

Arnold William Reinold

View page for Arnold William Reinold

Use this record


Arnold William Reinold, Referee's report by Arnold William Reinold, on a paper 'Electro-molecular wave' by Jagadis Chunder Bose, 23 April 1902, RR/15/307, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 16 April 2024

Link to this record

Embed this record

<iframe src="" title="Referee's report by Arnold William Reinold, on a paper 'Electro-molecular wave' by Jagadis Chunder Bose" allow="fullscreen" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="500px"></iframe>

Related Fellows

Explore the collection

  • Referee Reports

    Date: 1832-1949

    This collection contains reports on scientific papers submitted for publication to the Royal Society. Started in 1832 when the system was formalised, it is a record of the origins of peer review publishing in practice.

    View collection