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Letter from John Desmond Bernal, to John David Griffith Davies, regarding a paper 'The crystal structure of 4:4'-dinitrodiphenyl [C12H8(NO2)2]' by J N Van Niekerk

Reference number: RR/68/249

Date: 06 May 1942

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Sectional Committee: Physics

Has no special comments on paper A.12. Has some comments to make on paper A.15 [current paper]. The paper is written in an unclear way, making it hard to follow the method used. Suggests omitting the optics and crystallography, rather than present them in this way. Suggests the paper be submitted to another referee with the time to check over the detail of the structure, and to ask the authors to re-write the beginning of the paper. This may cause delays, but the paper is not suitable as it stands.

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

Endorsed on recto as received 11 May 1942.

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RR/68/249
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06 May 1942
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John Desmond Bernal, Letter from John Desmond Bernal, to John David Griffith Davies, regarding a paper 'The crystal structure of 4:4'-dinitrodiphenyl [C12H8(NO2)2]' by J N Van Niekerk, 06 May 1942, RR/68/249, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_68_249/letter-from-john-desmond-bernal-to-john-david-griffith-davies-regarding-a-paper-the-crystal-structure-of-44-dinitrodiphenyl-c12h8no22-by-j-n-van-niekerk, accessed on 01 March 2024

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