Reference numberRR/72/42
TitleReferee's report by William George Penney, on two papers 'Electronic wave functions - I. A general method of calculation for the stationary states of any molecular system' and 'Electronic wave functions II. A calculation for the ground state of the beryllium atom' by Samuel Francis Boys
Date30 October 1949
DescriptionSectional committee: Physics

Both of the papers are remarkable and if they are correct, will be on of the largest single advances in the energy state of atoms. Is unable to state that the first paper is completely right but it will take several years to understand principle fully. The Society should publish the paper.

[Both papers published in Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 1950].

Date received not given.
Physical descriptionStandardised form (type E)
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspa.1950.0036
DOI: 10.1098/rspa.1950.0047
Related records in the catalogueRR/72/43
Fellows associated with this archive
NA2058Penney; William George (1909 - 1991); Baron Penney of East Hendred1909 - 1991
NA1119Boys; Samuel Francis (1911 - 1972)1911 - 1972
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