Reference numberRR/67/8
TitleLetter from Marcus Laurence Elwin Oliphant, on a paper 'The electric structure of solid dielectrics in relation to the theory of electronic breakdown' by A E W Austen and S Whitehead to J D Griffith Davies, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society
Date28 February 1940
DescriptionSectional committee: [Physics]

He is in agreement with Mott that the paper could be published, so long as it is 'completely re-written', so that a proper balance between the theories and experimental work can be obtained. Although Mott thinks Seegar and Teller's theories are incorrect, they should still be mentioned.

[Published in Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 1940 as 'The electric strength of some solid dielectrics'].

Endorsed on verso as received 29 February 1940.
Physical descriptionLetter on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspa.1940.0077
Related records in the catalogueRR/67/7
Fellows associated with this archive
NA4541Oliphant; Sir; Marcus Laurence Elwin (1901 - 2000)1901 - 2000
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