Catalogue description N.F. Mott to Lawrence Bragg

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Details of W.L. BRAGG/59A/86
Reference: W.L. BRAGG/59A/86
Title: N.F. Mott to Lawrence Bragg

Bristol 1¼ pages, typescript


Agreed to support [W.] Hume-Rothery's application for [F.R.N.] Nabarro without properly considering other possible applicants [for Beilby Memorial Award]. Comments on Nabarro's work; thinks his main achievement is the theory of the hardness of solid solutions. Difficult to compare Nabarro with H. Jones has done one important thing - the explanation of the Hume-Rothery rule; since then his work has been disappointing. Nabarro is an active, valuable member of a group which is putting a real experimental and mathematical basis behind the dislocation theory.

Date: 28 Oct. 1949
Held by: Royal Institution of Great Britain, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

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