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Reference numberEC/1899/02
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TitleBarrett, William Fletcher: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationProfessor of Experimental Physics in the Royal College of Science for Ireland. Memb Physical Society, Royal Dublin Society, and of General Committee of the British Association. Author on numerous original investigations and papers; amongst them are: - 'The discovery of certain Physical phenomena produced by the contact of a hydrogen flame with various bodies, and its application as a delicate chemical re-agent' (Phil Mag, Nov, 1865); 'The discovery and investigation of a series source of error in the determination of the absorption of heat by liquids' (ibid, Sept 1868); 'The discovery and investigation of sensitive flames' (ibid, Mar and April, 1867); 'The application of sensitive flames as a delicate acoustic re-agent in illustrating the laws of the reflection, refraction, and interference of sound-bearing waves and the detection of inaudible vibrations' (Proc Roy Dubl Soc, Jan, 1868; Science Review, April, 1867; Nature, May, 1877); 'The discovery of recalescence and other molecular changes in iron and steel when raised to a bright heat' (Phil Mag, Dec, 1873; Brit Assoc, 1890); 'The investigation of the molecular changes accompanying the magnetisation of iron, nickel, and cobalt, and the discovery of the retraction of nickel, and the elongation of cobalt by magnetisation, with the determination of its amount' (Phil Mag, dec, 1873, and Jan, 1874; Brit Assoc, 1873, 1874, and 1882; The Electrician, Oct, 1882; Nature, Oct, 1882); 'The investigation of the magnetic properties and the determination of the physical contacts of various alloys of manganese steel' (Brit Assoc, 1887 and 1889; Proc Roy Dubl Soc, Nov and Dec, 1889, March, 1886, and in the Electrician). Also brief papers on the spheroidal state (Proc Roy Dubl Soc, Dec, 1877); on the magnetic properties of columnar basalt (ibid, Dec, 1889), and on the magnetic moment of ingots of manganese steel (ibid, Dec), &c, &c.
ProposersW de W Abney; W N Hartley; A W Reinold; E Hull; G F Fitzgerald; J Joly; D J Cunningham; E R Festing; O J Lodge; J Perry; G J Stoney; J H Gladstone; J W Swan
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Barrett, William Fletcher: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA3523Barrett; Sir; William Fletcher (1844 - 1925); physicist1844 - 1925
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