Reference numberEC/1949/18
Previous numbersCert XV, 226; A05783
TitlePowell, Cecil Frank: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationDistinguished for contributions to experimental physics. He showed that the tracks produced in a photographic plate by high energy particles could provide qualitative data on the energetics of nuclear processes. In his hands the method has since proved a most powerful tool of wide applicability. He has already applied it either independently or in collaboration with others to measurements of neutron energies, elastic & inelastic nuclear scattering, cosmic rays & natural radioactivity. In earlier systematic work on positive ion emission ionic motion in pure gases he also gave evidence of marked experimental ingenuity. (Bibliography appended.)
ProposersFrom Personal Knowledge. A M Tyndall; J Chadwick; N F Mott; C R Burch; H W B Skinner; J D Cockcroft; H S W Massey; M L Oliphant; G Ingle Finch
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Powell, Cecil Frank: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA6049Powell; Cecil Frank (1903 - 1969)1903 - 1969
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