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Referee's report by William George Penney, Baron Penney of East Hendred, on a paper 'The occurrence and properties of molecular vibrations with V(x) = ax4' by Ronald Percy Bell

Reference number: RR/68/271

Date: 1943

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Sectional Committee: Chemistry

Recommended for publication in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society of London'. Doubts whether a molecular structure exists for fourth order terms. Refers to work by A R Olson and H A Kramers. Criticises the experimental method.

Contains extra question - 'Is there any information contained in the paper which likely to be of value to the enemy?' Referee replies no.

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

No received date.

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RR/68/271
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1943
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2 pages
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William George Penney, Referee's report by William George Penney, Baron Penney of East Hendred, on a paper 'The occurrence and properties of molecular vibrations with V(x) = ax4' by Ronald Percy Bell, 1943, RR/68/271, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_68_271/referees-report-by-william-george-penney-baron-penney-of-east-hendred-on-a-paper-the-occurrence-and-properties-of-molecular-vibrations-with-vx-ax4-by-ronald-percy-bell, accessed on 25 June 2024

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