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Reference numberRR/5/219
LevelItem
TitleSecond referee's report by James Clerk Maxwell, on a paper 'On spectra of electric of light, as modified by the nature of the electrodes and the media of discharge' by Thomas Romney Robinson
Date10 September 1862
DescriptionNo clear statement regarding publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. The paper continues and concludes the researches earlier reviewed [RR/5/218]. Suggests adding some history of some of the observed lines. The paper shows the importance of careful observation and study of particular lines. Refers to work by John Tyndall. Cannot conceive how a molecule might have its own temperature.

Subject: Physics and Chemistry

[Published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 1862]
Extent7p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionLetter on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1862.0040 Vol.152 1862
Related records in the catalogueRR/5/218
RR/5/220
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8259Maxwell; James Clerk (1831 - 1879); Physicist1831 - 1879
NA2440Robinson; Thomas Romney (1792 - 1882)1792 - 1882
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