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.

Referee's report by Robert John Strutt, 4th Baron Rayleigh, and additional letter to Joseph Larmor, on a paper 'On retardation of the discharge of an electroscope by means of certain radio-active ad other substances' by Walter Sydney Lazarus-Barlow

Reference number: RR/17/55

Date: 30 March 1906

Description

Sectional Committee: Physics and Chemistry

Not recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. Finds many problems with the conclusions drawn by the author. Suggests it would be best for the author if the paper was withdrawn.

[Not published]

Endorsed on verso as received 2 April 1906.

Reference number
RR/17/55
Earliest possible date
30 March 1906
Physical description
Standardised form (type C) and letter on paper
Page extent
6 pages
Format
Manuscript

Creator name

Robert John Strutt

View page for Robert John Strutt

Use this record

Citation

Robert John Strutt, Referee's report by Robert John Strutt, 4th Baron Rayleigh, and additional letter to Joseph Larmor, on a paper 'On retardation of the discharge of an electroscope by means of certain radio-active ad other substances' by Walter Sydney Lazarus-Barlow, 30 March 1906, RR/17/55, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_17_55/referees-report-by-robert-john-strutt-4th-baron-rayleigh-and-additional-letter-to-joseph-larmor-on-a-paper-on-retardation-of-the-discharge-of-an-electroscope-by-means-of-certain-radio-active-ad-other-substances-by-walter-sydney-lazarus-barlow, accessed on 25 July 2024

Link to this record

Embed this record

<iframe src="https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/embed/items/rr_17_55/referees-report-by-robert-john-strutt-4th-baron-rayleigh-and-additional-letter-to-joseph-larmor-on-a-paper-on-retardation-of-the-discharge-of-an-electroscope-by-means-of-certain-radio-active-ad-other-substances-by-walter-sydney-lazarus-barlow" title="Referee's report by Robert John Strutt, 4th Baron Rayleigh, and additional letter to Joseph Larmor, on a paper 'On retardation of the discharge of an electroscope by means of certain radio-active ad other substances' by Walter Sydney Lazarus-Barlow" 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