Reference numberRR/7/141
TitleReferee's report by William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, on a paper 'Polarization of metallic surfaces in aqueous solutions. On a new method of obtaining electricity from mechanical force, and certain relations between electrostatic induction and the decomposition of water' by Cromwell Fleetwood Varley
Date5 January 1871
DescriptionRecommended for publication in Philosophical Transactions, with modifications. The paper 'describes very new and very important phenomena'. Apologies for the delay in returning his report, as he was expecting to meet with the author to talk over the paper beforehand.

Subject: Physics

[Published in Philosophical Transactions, 1871].
Physical descriptionLetter on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1871.0008
Related records in the catalogueRR/7/142
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8021Varley; Cromwell Fleetwood (1828 - 1883)1828 - 1883
NA8289Thomson; William (1824 - 1907); Baron Kelvin of Largs; Physicist1824 - 1907
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