Reference numberPP/4/17
Previous numbersPP/36/17
TitlePaper, 'On the amount of light reflected by metallic surfaces' by John Conroy
DescriptionConroy writes: 'In a paper which Professor Stokes did me the honour of communicating to the Royal Society [see PP/3/4] [...] I gave an account of some experiments I had made on the amount of light reflected by polished metallic surfaces when ordinary unpolarised light was incident upon them. The light of a paraffine lamp fell either directly, or after reflection from the metallic surface, on a photometer, and the readings were made by altering the distance at which another similar lamp had to be placed from the photometer in order to produce an equal illumination.'

Annotations in ink throughout.

Sujbect: Optics

Received 15 December 1883. Read 10 January 1884. Communicated by George Gabriel Stokes.

A version of this paper was published in volume 36 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'Some experiments on metallic reflection. IV. On the amount of light reflected by metallic surfaces. II'.
Physical descriptionInk and graphite pencil on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1883.0097
Related records in the cataloguePP/3/4
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8180Conroy; Sir; John (1845 - 1900)1845 - 1900
NA8283Stokes; Sir; George Gabriel (1819 - 1903)1819 - 1903
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