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Authorised form of nameHume-Rothery; William (1899 - 1968)
Other forms of nameRothery, William Hume-
SurnameHume-Rothery
ForenamesWilliam
Dates1899 - 1968
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Worcester Park, Surrey, England (15 May 1899)
Death:
Iffley, Oxfordshire (27 September 1968)
ActivityResearch Field:
Metallurgy, chemistry
Career:
Warren Research Fellow of the Royal Society
Honours:
OBE 1951
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
6/05/1937
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
AssocMaterial:
CSAC 1/73. Papers deposited in the Bodleian Library, Oxford
Obituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1969 vol 15 pp 109-139, plate, by G V Raynor
Royal Society codeNA6364
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/002306Hume-Rothery, Williamnd
EC/1937/11Hume-Rothery, William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/GA/WS/2725Hume-Rothery, Williamnd
RR/35/121Referee's report by Geoffrey Ingram Taylor, on a paper 'The metallic state' by William Hume-Rothery8 June 1927
RR/35/120Referee's report by William Lawrence Bragg, on a paper 'The metallic state' by William Hume-RotheryApril 1927
NLB/65/23Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [William] Hume-Rothery Esq.; Mendip House, Headington Hill, Oxford14 July 1923
RR/35/119Referee's report by Charles Galton Darwin, on a paper 'The metallic state' by William Hume-RotheryJuly 1927
RR/48/39Referee's report by Cecil Henry Desch, on a paper 'The freezing points, melting points, and solid solubility limits of the alloys of silver and copper with the elements of the b sub-groups' by William Hume-Rothery, Gilbert W Mabbott and K M Channel Evans[May 1933]
RR/58/25Referee's report by Cecil Henry Desch, on a paper 'The lattice spacings of certain primary solid solutions in silver and copper' by William Hume-Rothery, George Farley Lewin and Peter William ReynoldsJune 1936
NLB/64/890Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to H.S. Wright Esq. Charterhouse London, E.C.17 July 1923
RR/65/138Referee's report by William Lawrence Bragg, on a paper 'A high-temperature debye-scherrer camera, and its application to the study of the lattice spacing of silver' by William Hume-Rothery and Peter William ReynoldsMarch 1938
RR/66/144Referee's report by William Hume-Rothery, on a paper 'Defect lattices in some ternary alloys' by Henry Solomon Lipson and A Taylor[July 1939]
RR/67/72Referee's report by William Hume-Rothery, on a paper 'Precipitation in the alloys of copper and silver' by Charles Sykes and W F Cox March 1940
RR/68/1Referee's report by Albert James Bradley, on a paper 'On the a/ß brass type of equilibrium' by K W Andrews and William Hume-Rothery[1941]
RR/68/42Referee's report by William Hume-Rothery, on two papers 'Imperfections in the structure of cobalt. I. Experimental work and proposed structure' by Olive S Edwards and Henry Solomon Lipson, and 'Imperfections in the structure of cobalt II. Mathematical treatment of proposed structure' by Arthur James Cochran Wilson[September 1941]
RR/68/66Referee's report by Cecil Henry Desch, on a paper 'The hardness of primary solid solutions with special reference to alloys of silver' by John H Frye and William Hume-Rothery[1941]
RR/68/86Referee's report by George Ingle Finch, on a paper 'The structure of electro-deposited chromium' by William Hume-Rothery and Malcolm R J Wyllie3 September 1942
RR/68/92Referee's report by William Hume-Rothery, on a paper 'Precipitation in single crystals of silver-rich and copper-rich alloys of the silver-copper system' by Frederic Wood Jones, C M Leech and Charles Sykes21 January 1942
RR/69/96Referee's report by William Hume-Rothery, on a paper 'The mechanism of corrosion fatigue of mild steel 'by Ulick Richardson Evans and M Tchorabdji Simnad14 March 1946
RR/70/15Referee's report by Cecil Henry Desch, on a paper 'The lattice spacings of solid solutions of different elements in aluminium' by H J Axon and William Hume-Rothery1947
RR/71/157Referee's report by William George Penney, Baron Penney of East Hendred, on a paper 'On the bond lengths and interatomic distances in certain molecules and crystals' by William Hume-Rothery[1948]
RR/70/14Referee's report by John Desmond Bernal, on a paper 'The lattice spacings of solid solutions of different elements in aluminium' by H J Axon and William Hume-Rothery1947
RR/71/72Referee's report by Cecil Henry Desch, on a paper 'The structure and properties of the alloy Cu2MnIn' by Bryan Randell Coles, William Hume-Rothery and H P Myers[1948]
RR/71/71Referee's report by John Desmond Bernal, on a paper 'The structure and properties of the alloy Cu2MnIn' by Bryan Randell Coles, William Hume-Rothery and H P Myers[1948]
RR/70/84Letter from William Hume-Rothery, on a paper 'An x-ray method for investigating diffusion with or against the concentration gradient in the alloy Cu FeNi' by Vera Daniel to the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society13 October 1947
RR/70/83Letter from William Hume-Rothery, on a paper 'An x-ray method for investigating diffusion with or against the concentration gradient in the alloy Cu FeNi' by Vera Daniel to the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society10 July 1947
RR/72/89Referee's report by Cecil Henry Desch, on a paper 'The effect of thermal cycles on the structure of alloys: diffusion effects in two phase alloys' by Roger John Davis and William Hume-Rothery1949
RR/72/88Referee's report by John Desmond Bernal, on a paper 'The effect of thermal cycles on the structure of alloys: diffusion effects in two phase alloys' by Roger John Davis and William Hume-Rothery1949
RR/48/38Second referee's report by Cecil Henry Desch, on a paper 'The freezing points, melting points, and solid solubility limits of the alloys of silver and copper with the elements of the b sub-groups' by William Hume-Rothery, Gilbert W Mabbott and K M Channel Evans[1933]
RR/48/37Referee's report by Charles Alfred Edwards, on a paper 'The freezing points, melting points, and solid solubility limits of the alloys of silver and copper with the elements of the b sub-groups' by William Hume-Rothery, Gilbert W Mabbott and K M Channel Evans[July 1933]
NLB/64/684Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [Arthur] Harden, FRS2 June 1923
NLB/64/888Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [William] Hume-Rothery Esq. Redcliffe Square, S.W.7 July 1923
IM/002307Hume-Rothery, Williamnd
RR/64/61Referee's report by Charles Alfred Edwards, on a paper 'The accurate determination of the freezing-points of alloys, and a study of valency effects in certain alloys of silver' by William Hume-Rothery and Peter William Reynolds26 January 1937
RR/65/137Referee's report by John Edward Lennard-Jones, on a paper 'A high-temperature debye-scherrer camera, and its application to the study of the lattice spacing of silver' by William Hume-Rothery and Peter William Reynolds1 April 1938
RR/66/126Referee's report by Cecil Henry Desch, on a paper 'The equilibrium and lattice-spacing relations in the system magnesium-cadmium' by William Hume-Rothery and Geoffrey Vincent Raynor[December 1939]
RR/67/3Referee's report by Cecil Henry Desch, on a paper 'The equilibrium diagram of the system silver-zinc' by K W Andrews, H E Davies, William Hume-Rothery and C R OswinSeptember 1940
RR/67/245Referee's report by Nevill Francis Mott, on a paper 'The apparent sizes of atoms in metallic crystals with special reference to aluminium and indium, and the electronic state of magnesium' by William Hume-Rothery and Geoffrey Vincent RaynorSeptember 1940
RR/68/87Referee's report by William Lawrence Bragg, on a paper 'The structure of electro-deposited chromium' by William Hume-Rothery and Malcolm R J Wyllie[1941]
RR/68/85Referee's report by Edward Neville da Costa Andrade, on a paper 'The structure of electro-deposited chromium' by William Hume-Rothery and Malcolm R J Wyllie[1941]
RR/70/82Referee's report by William Hume-Rothery, on a paper 'An x-ray method for investigating diffusion with or against the concentration gradient in the alloy Cu FeNi' by Vera Daniel1947
WF/6Grant application from the University of Oxford to the Wolfson Foundation for Chair in Metallurgy1957-2007
WF/7Grant application from the University of Oxford to the Wolfson Foundation for Metallurgy research fellow1959-1963
RR/56/123Referee's report by William Hume-Rothery, on a paper 'Numerical relationships in binary metallic systems' by D Stockdale1 July 1935
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