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Referee's report by Charles Galton Darwin, on a paper 'The photoelectric absorption of Y-rays in heavy elements' by H R Hulme, J McDougall, R A Buckingham and Ralph Howard Fowler

Reference number: RR/53/130

Date: December 1934

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Sectional Committee: Mathematics

Recommended for publication in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society of London'. Finds the criticism of the previous referee irrelevant. Suggests some improvements that could be made to the paper, including adding a 'carefully written introduction' for the benefit of general readers of physics, clearer explanation of the criticisms of other works and fuller explanation of the authors' previous papers, without assuming the reader has access to them.

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

Endorsed on verso as received 4 December 1934.

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RR/53/130
Earliest possible date
December 1934
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Standardised form (type D) and letter on paper
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5 pages
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Manuscript

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Charles Galton Darwin

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Charles Galton Darwin, Referee's report by Charles Galton Darwin, on a paper 'The photoelectric absorption of Y-rays in heavy elements' by H R Hulme, J McDougall, R A Buckingham and Ralph Howard Fowler, December 1934, RR/53/130, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_53_130/referees-report-by-charles-galton-darwin-on-a-paper-the-photoelectric-absorption-of-y-rays-in-heavy-elements-by-h-r-hulme-j-mcdougall-r-a-buckingham-and-ralph-howard-fowler, accessed on 17 July 2024

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