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Reference numberEC/1953/15
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TitleJackson, Willis, Baron Jackson of Burnley: certificate of election to the Royal Society
DescriptionCitation typed
CitationD.Phil. (Oxford); D.Sc. (Manchester). Professor of Electrotechnics, U. of Manchester, 1938-46.
Jackson's work has been devoted, mainly, to correlating the electrical behaviour of dielectric materials with their chemical composition and physical structure through studies of the mechanisms of energy-loss and breakdown under alternating electric stress, and to developing new techniques of measurement for investigation of these properties at cm. And mm. wave-lengths. This work is directly related to his studies of the behaviour of transmission lines and wave-guides, and of their applications in radar and communication systems: here his investigations on polythene and barium titanate ceramics are of outstanding importance.
ProposersFrom personal knowledge. Richard V Southwell; Edward V Appleton; G I Taylor; J E Lennard-Jones; Martin Ryle; J A Ratcliffe; C G Darwin; E N da C Andrade; T E Allibone
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Jackson, Willis, Baron Jackson of Burnley: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA2414Jackson; Willis (1904 - 1970); Baron Jackson of Burnley1904 - 1970
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