Reference numberRR/16/255
TitleReferee's report by Hugh Longbourne Callendar, on a paper 'Explosions of mixtures of coal-gas and air in a close vessel' by Leonard Bairstow and A D Alexander
DateMarch 1905
DescriptionSectional Committee: Physics and Chemistry

The paper is unsuitable for Philosophical Transactions. The paper contains a great deal of useful work, but the conclusions are indefinite, and it can hardly be said to mark a distinct step in advance. Much of the interpretation of the results appears to be erroneous. The method is not novel and it may be doubted whether definite conclusions of any value could be obtained with coal gas of variable composition without elaborate analysis of the gas and products in each experiment.

[Published in Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 1905].

Endorsed on verso as received March 1905.
Physical descriptionStandardised form (type A)
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Access statusOpen
Related materialRegister of papers 1905 39
DOI: 10.1098/rspa.1905.0035
Related records in the catalogueRR/16/253
Fellows associated with this archive
NA5307Callendar; Hugh Longbourne (1863 - 1930)1863 - 1930
NA1812Bairstow; Sir; Leonard (1880 - 1963)1880 - 1963
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