Reference numberPP/2/17/1
Previous numbersPP/34/17
TitleManuscript, 'General observations on the spectra of carbon and its compounds' by [George Downing] Liveing and [James] Dewar
DescriptionLiveing and Dewar write: 'In our two former papers on the spectra of the compounds of carbon with hydrogen and nitrogen (Proc. Roy. Soc., vol. 30) we described the results of a long series of synthetical and analytical experiments which had enabled us to trace satisfactorily a fluted band spectrum which occurs in the arc and spark discharge in many compounds of carbon, and generally when carbon poles are used to transmit the current of the arc or spark in air, to the compound substance cyanogen.'

Annotations in pencil and ink throughout. Includes a diagram of the cyanogen spectrum.

Subject: Spectroscopy

Received 12 June 1882. Read 15 June 1882.

A version of this paper was published in volume 34 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'General observations on the spectra of carbon and its compounds'.
Physical descriptionInk and graphite pencil on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1879.0152
DOI: 10.1098/rspl.1879.0099
DOI: 10.1098/rspl.1882.0025
Fellows associated with this archive
NA5870Dewar; Sir; James (1842 - 1923)1842 - 1923
NA1468Liveing; George Downing (1827 - 1924)1827 - 1924
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