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Reference numberEC/1972/20
Previous numbersCert XIX, 57
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TitleKeller, Andrew: certificate of election to the Royal Society
DescriptionCitation typed. Two letters attached to certificate.
CitationIn investigations continuously fruitful from 1952 onwards, Dr. Andrew Keller has greatly contributed to knowledge about crystallinity in polymers, through his own personal work, and through his influence on research students, colleagues, and other working in the same field throughout the world. He has brought a wide variety of techniques to bear on the problem. The majority of the crucial discoveries in the subject during this period have been his own, and he has been a leader in work on all its important aspects. As a result of this work we now have a real appreciation of the nature of microstructure in the crystallising polymers (which include the most important "plastics" and textile fibre materials of high strength). This microstructure is of such unforeseen complexity, incorporating a number of totally unexpected features, of which chain folding is only one, that without knowledge of it attempts to understand the mechanical properties of these materials in fundamental terms could not hope to succeed. Progress towards understanding the mechanical properties is now being made, and Keller is playing his part in this work also.
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Keller, Andrew: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA7883Keller; Andrew (1925 - 1999)1925 - 1999
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