Reference numberRR/16/78
TitleReferee's report by William Crookes, on a paper 'The structure of Gold leaf, and the absorption spectrum of Gold' by John William Mallet
Date27 June 1903
DescriptionSectional Committee: Physics and Chemistry

Not recommended for publication in Philosophical Transactions. The results are not of sufficient value. The first part of the paper relating to the structure of gold leaf, has been sufficiently described in the first paragraph of the abstract. The unimportant character of the problem does not seem to justify so elaborate a research and the photographs are not worth the expense of reproducing. As far as he can remember, the second part on the transparency and absorption spectrum of gold leaf, does not appear original. Even if he is wrong regarding originality, it is still not up to the Philosophical Transactions mark. A rather fuller abstract of the second part, with a reproduction of one or two of the photographs of spectra might be inserted into the Proceedings'.

[Published in the Philosophical Transactions A, 1904].

Endorsed on verso as received 30 June 1903.
Physical descriptionStandardised form (type A)
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rsta.1904.0014 Vol.203 1904
Related records in the catalogueRR/16/79
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8188Crookes; Sir; William (1832 - 1919); chemist1832 - 1919
NA6467Mallet; John William (1832 - 1912); chemist and civil engineer1832 - 1912
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