Reference numberPP/6/19
Previous numbersPP/38/18
TitlePaper, 'On a remarkable phenomenon of crystalline reflection' by G G [George Gabriel] Stokes
DescriptionStokes 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.

Subject: Chemistry

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 descriptionInk and graphite pencil on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1884.0082
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8283Stokes; Sir; George Gabriel (1819 - 1903)1819 - 1903
NA7695Herapath; William Bird (1820 - 1868); surgeon1820 - 1868
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