Reference numberRR/67/182
TitleSecond referee's report by Nevill Francis Mott, on a paper 'A thermodynamical theory of the tensile strength of isotropic bodies' by R Fürth
DateAugust 1940
DescriptionSectional committee: Physics

He has had long correspondence with the author and Max Born about the paper. He is convinced that the whole idea is 'wrong', although Born believes it to be correct and important. The paper should be sent to another referee. He will have no objection to publication in view of Born's strong recommendation. He has 'totally failed to understand the author's argument'.

[Published in Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 1941].

Endorsed on verso as received 16 August 1940.
Physical descriptionStandardised form (type E)
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspa.1941.0008
Related records in the catalogueRR/67/181
Fellows associated with this archive
NA3218Mott; Sir; Nevill Francis (1905 - 1996)1905 - 1996
NA2404Born; Max (1882 - 1970)1882 - 1970
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