|Title||Paper, 'On the amount of light reflected by metallic surfaces' by John Conroy|
|Description||Conroy 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.
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 description||Ink and graphite pencil on paper|
|Digital images||View item on Science in the Making|
|Related material||DOI: 10.1098/rspl.1883.0097|
|Related records in the catalogue||PP/3/4|
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|NA8180||Conroy; Sir; John (1845 - 1900)||1845 - 1900|
|NA8283||Stokes; Sir; George Gabriel (1819 - 1903)||1819 - 1903|