Reference numberAP/30/13
TitleUnpublished paper, 'Experiments on the influence of magnetism on polarized light' by Carlo Matteucci
CreatorMatteucci; Carlo (1811-1868); Italian physicist; neurophysiologist
DescriptionMatteucci communicates some recent experiments on diamagnetism, and particularly on the influence of magnetism on polarised light. He uses an electromagnetic apparatus invented by [Heinrich Daniel] Rumkorf, consisting of a powerful electromagnet, of which the soft iron cylinder is traversed by a hole in the direction of the length of the axis, through which hole the ray of polarised light is made to pass; the voltaic current employed is that of seven pair of Grove’s construction.

Annotations in ink throughout. Marked on front as 'To be printed in the Proceedings'.

Subject: Physics / Magnetism / Optics

Received 3 February 1848. Communicated by Sir John Frederick William Herschel.

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 5 of Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London [later Proceedings of the Royal Society] as 'Experiments on the influence of magnetism on polarized light'.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1843.0144
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8238Herschel; Sir; John Frederick William (1792 - 1871); astronomer1792 - 1871
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