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Authorised form of nameMcBain; James William (1882 - 1953)
Dates1882 - 1953
Date of birth22 March 1882
Date of death12/03/1953
ActivityEducation:
MA (Toronto); DSc (Heidel)
Career:
Professor of Physical Chemistry, Bristol
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election03/05/1923
Royal Society activityMedals and prizes:
Davy Medal 1939
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll
Obituaries:
Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society 1952-1953 vol 8 pp 529-547, plate, by E K Rideal
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/118469781
Royal Society codeNA1306
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1923/08McBain, James William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/39/364Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to James W [William] McBain, University College, Bristol11 January 1909
RR/17/316Referee's report by William Mitchenson Hicks, on a paper 'The mechanism of the adsorption of hydrogen by carbon' by James William McBain29 November 1908
RR/32/43Referee's report by James William McBain, on a paper 'The behaviour of crystals and lenses of fats on the surface of water.—Part II. The effect of temperature on the equilibrium pressure' by Arthur Cary and Eric Keightley RidealJuly 1925
RR/32/41Referee's report by James William McBain, on a paper 'The behaviour of crystals and lenses of fats on the surface of water. Part I.—The mechanism and rate of spreading' by Arthur Cary and Eric Keightley RidealJuly 1925
RR/32/42Referee's report by James William McBain, on a paper 'The behaviour of crystals and lenses of fats on the surface of water—Part III. The effect of the polar group on the equilibrium pressure' by Arthur Cary and Eric Keightley RidealApril 1925
RR/31/46Referee's report by James William McBain, on a paper 'The destruction of rennin by agitation: A case of catalysis at an air-liquid interface' by Eric Keightley Rideal and Charles George Lewis Wolf[May 1924]
RR/34/53Referee's report by William Bate Hardy, on a paper 'Adhesives and adhesion: True chemical compounds as adhesives' by James William McBain and W B Lee[November 1926]
RR/17/315Referee's report by Frederick Thomas Trouton, on a paper 'The mechanism of the adsorption of hydrogen by carbon' by James William McBain29 September 1908
RR/39/81Referee's report by Arthur John Allmand, on a paper 'The electrical conductivity caused by insoluble monomolecular films of fatty acid on water' by James William McBain and C R Peaker[July 1929]
RR/39/82Referee's report by Cecil Henry Desch, on a paper 'A robust microbalance of high sensitivity. Suitable for weighing sorbed films' by James William McBain and H G Tanner[August 1929]
NLB/57/150Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Richard Glazebrook, FRS, CB, Chairman of the Physics Committee30 July 1919
RR/48/110Referee's report by Eric Keightley Rideal, on a paper 'Sedimentation equilibrium in the ultracentrifuge; types obtained with soap solutions' by James William McBain and M E Laing McBain[September 1932]
NLB/57/651Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor JW [James William] McBain, FRS, the University, Bristol7 January 1920
RR/54/42Referee's report by Neil Kensington Adam, on a paper 'Measurements of adsorption at the air-water interface by the microtome method' by James William McBain and Robert C SwainJanuary 1936
RR/66/151Referee's report by Robert Whytlaw-Gray, on a paper 'Adsorption of lauryl sulphonic acid in the surface of its aqueous solution, and the Gibbs theorem' by James William McBain and Lloyd A Wood[November 1939]
RR/68/236Referee's report by Neil Kensington Adam, on a paper 'Freezing-points of solutions of typical colloidal electrolytes; soaps, sulphonates, sulphates and bile salt' by Stewart A Johnston and James William McBain[1942]
RR/30/36Referee's report by James William McBain, on a paper 'A discontinuity in the dehydration of certain salt hydrates' by Edward Mortimer Crowther and John Reginald Horder Coutts[May 1924]
RR/51/32Referee's report by Arthur John Allmand, on a paper 'The diffusion of potassium chloride in aqueous solution' by James William McBain and C R Dawson21 September 1934
NLB/66/49Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir John Rose Bradford, K.C.M.G FRS14 February 1924
NLB/67/926Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Ernest Rutherford, OM, FRS8 April 1925
NLB/68/462Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [James William] McBain, FRS14 July 1925
NLB/73/222Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [James William] McBain, FRS12 March 1931
NLB/66/466Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to to Prof. [Arthur William] Crossley, FRS15 May 1924
RR/51/31Referee's report by James Charles Philip, on a paper 'The diffusion of potassium chloride in aqueous solution' by James William McBain and C R Dawson19 July 1934
RR/64/109Referee's report by Neil Kensington Adam, on a paper 'Spontaneous emulsification, and reactions overshooting equilibrium' by James William McBain and Ts-ming Woo[June 1937]
RR/66/152Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'Adsorption of lauryl sulphonic acid in the surface of its aqueous solution, and the Gibbs theorem' by James William McBain and Lloyd A Wood[August 1939]
NLB/57New Letter Book volume 57, copy letters sent from Royal Society administration27 June 1919-27 February 1920
RR/66/150Referee's report by Arthur John Allmand, on a paper 'Adsorption of lauryl sulphonic acid in the surface of its aqueous solution, and the Gibbs theorem' by James William McBain and Lloyd A Wood[November 1939]
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