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Letter from Marcus Laurence Elwin Oliphant, on a paper 'The electric structure of solid dielectrics in relation to the theory of electronic breakdown' by A E W Austen and S Whitehead to J D Griffith Davies, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society

Reference number: RR/67/8

Date: 28 February 1940

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Sectional committee: [Physics]

He is in agreement with Mott that the paper could be published, so long as it is 'completely re-written', so that a proper balance between the theories and experimental work can be obtained. Although Mott thinks Seegar and Teller's theories are incorrect, they should still be mentioned.

[Published in Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 1940 as 'The electric strength of some solid dielectrics'].

Endorsed on verso as received 29 February 1940.

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Marcus Laurence Elwin Oliphant, Letter from Marcus Laurence Elwin Oliphant, on a paper 'The electric structure of solid dielectrics in relation to the theory of electronic breakdown' by A E W Austen and S Whitehead to J D Griffith Davies, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society, 28 February 1940, RR/67/8, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_67_8/letter-from-marcus-laurence-elwin-oliphant-on-a-paper-the-electric-structure-of-solid-dielectrics-in-relation-to-the-theory-of-electronic-breakdown-by-a-e-w-austen-and-s-whitehead-to-j-d-griffith-davies-assistant-secretary-of-the-royal-society, accessed on 20 May 2024

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