Reference numberEC/1942/16
Previous numbersCert XV, 39; A56955
TitleSkinner, Herbert Wakefield Banks: certificate of election to the Royal Society
DescriptionCitation typed
CitationWills Research Fellow and Lecturer in Spectroscopy. Associated with Ellis in early work on beta-ray spectra (1924) and with Kapitza on Zeeman effect (1925). Carried out experiments on excitation processes in gases (1926-7) and evaluated the excitation function for helium (1932). Distinguished for his work on the excitation potentials of metals and the emission and absorption of soft X-rays by solids (1932 onwards). Responsible for marked advances in the technique of soft X-ray investigations which have enabled him to show for the first time the details of the fine-structure of the emission bands and the absorption edges. His interpretation of his results has provided the only direct evidence for the existence of 'Brillouin zones' in metals and much detailed information about their properties. His work is characterized by experimental skill of high order and an acute understanding of theory.
ProposersO W Richardson; A M Tyndall; N F Mott; J D Cockroft; J E Lennard-Jones; C G Darwin; R H Fowler; P M S Blackett; D R Hartree; J D Bernal; G P Thomson; C D Ellis; E C Stoner; W Hume-Rothery; G Ingle Finch
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Skinner, Herbert Wakefield Banks: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA2230Skinner; Herbert Wakefield Banks (1900 - 1960)1900 - 1960
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