Reference numberMS/928/2/156
TitleLetter from George Gabriel Stokes, Lensfield Cottage, Cambridge, to Charles Vernon Boys
Date12 November 1890
DescriptionDescribes his more recent thinking on the banded spectra that Boys has seen in observing the quartz fibres. He has calculated the proportion of the intensity for lights polarised parallel with, and perpendicular to, the fibres for each of the two kinds of spectra and gives the results, with an extended explanation. He has never worked with a silvering solution, but cannot see any reason why this might not be used as a coating for the quartz fibres. He has not gone on to the experiment with the double image prism.
Physical descriptionOn paper
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8283Stokes; Sir; George Gabriel (1819 - 1903)1819 - 1903
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