Reference numberRR/15/145
TitleReferee's report by James Alfred Ewing, on a paper 'Micro-crystalline structure of platinum' by Thomas Andrews
Date20 November 1901
DescriptionSectional committee: [Physics and chemistry]

Not recommended for publication. The paper contains almost no 'novel matter', amounting to little more than an assertion that platinum exhibits characteristics of crystalline structure, a well known fact in other metals. He takes exception to some of the language used by the author, believing the phrase 'secondary crystals' to be misleading and inaccurate, and his assertion regarding a structure of 'interfering cubes and octahedra' is not borne out by the photographs.

[Published in Proceedings of the Royal Society, 1901].

Endorsed on verso as received 21 November 1900.
Physical descriptionLetter on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1901.0128
Related records in the catalogueRR/15/146
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8053Ewing; Sir; James Alfred (1855 - 1935)1855 - 1935
NA6955Andrews; Thomas (1847 - 1907)1847 - 1907
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