|Title||Paper, 'On a remarkable phenomenon of crystalline reflection' by G G [George Gabriel] Stokes|
|Description||Stokes writes: 'In a letter to me, dated March 29, 1854, the late Dr W Bird Herapath enclosed for me some iridescent crystals of chlorate of potash, which he thought were worth my examination. He noticed the intense brilliancy of the colour of the reflected light, the change of tint with the angle of incidence, and the apparent absence of polarisation in the colour seen by reflection. The crystals were thin and fragile, and rather small.'|
Annotations in pencil and ink throughout.
Received 24 February 1885. Read 26 February 1885.
A version of this paper was published in volume 38 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On a remarkable phenomenon of crystalline reflection'.
|Physical description||Ink and graphite pencil on paper|
|Digital images||View item on Science in the Making|
|Related material||DOI: 10.1098/rspl.1884.0082|
Fellows associated with this archive
|NA8283||Stokes; Sir; George Gabriel (1819 - 1903)||1819 - 1903|
|NA7695||Herapath; William Bird (1820 - 1868); surgeon||1820 - 1868|