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Not recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. Descriptions of experiments into diffraction of light have been extensively covered and do not alone warrant publication in the Philosophical Transactions, unless new and improved methods are employed, produce striking results, accurate measurements taken for further experimentation, results obtained which appear to be at variance with accepted theory. The results might have been valuable in previous years, but the author is not fully acquainted with the contemporary state of the subject. Changed would need to be made before the paper could be considered for publication.

Subject: Physics and Chemistry

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

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08 July 1852
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Letter on paper
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19 pages

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George Gabriel Stokes

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George Gabriel Stokes, Referee's report by George Gabriel Stokes, on a paper 'Further experiments on light' by Henry Lord Brougham, 08 July 1852, RR/2/35, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 21 July 2024

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