Reference numberPP/3/4
Previous numbersPP/35/4
TitlePaper, 'On the amount of light reflected by metallic surfaces' by John Conroy
DescriptionConroy writes: 'As far as I am aware the only experiments th at have been made on the amount of radiant energy reflected by metallic surfaces at different angles are those of Potter (“Edinburgh Journal,” vol. iii, 278) and Jamin (“Ann. de Chim. et de Phys.” [3], xix, 296) for light, and for radiant heat, those of Forbes (“Phil. Mag.,” [3], viii, 246) and of MM. De la Provostaye and Desains (“Ann. de Chim. et de Phys.” [3], xxx, 276. Potter used a Bouguer’s photometer; the transparent screen being made of white paper, behind which two lamps were placed, the light from one of which always fell directly upon one half of the screen, whilst that from the other either fell directly upon the screen, or after reflection from the metallic plate. The observations were made by measuring the distance at which the first lamp had to be placed in order that both halves of the screen should appear equally bright.'

Annotations in pencil and ink throughout. Includes one diagram.

Subject: Optics

Received 1 November 1882. Read 15 February 1882. Communicated by George Gabriel Stokes.

A version of this paper was published in volume 35 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'Some experiments on metallic reflection. No. III. On the amount of light reflected by metallic surfaces'.
Physical descriptionInk and graphite pencil on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1883.0006
Related records in the cataloguePP/4/17
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8180Conroy; Sir; John (1845 - 1900)1845 - 1900
NA8283Stokes; Sir; George Gabriel (1819 - 1903)1819 - 1903
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