"On the Non-existence of Gaseous Nitrous Anhydride." – W. RAMSAY, "On some Actions of a Grove's Gas-Battery."* Within: Report of the Fifty-Fifth Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science held at Aberdeen in September 1885.
by RAMSAY, William (1852-1916) & J. Tudor CUNDALL.
London:: John Murray, 1886., 1886. Thick 8vo. xcii, 1284, 111, , 32 pp. Plates, figures, list of members, ads. Original full orange/brown blind- and gilt-stamped cloth. Rubber-stamp on title. Presentation slip from BAAS tipped-in. Near fine. Some featured papers within this volume: William Mitchinson Hicks (1850-1934), On Boltzmann's Theorem – Joseph John Thomson, M.A., F.R.S. (1856-1940), Report on Electrical Theories – Sir William Thomson (1824-1907), On Constant Gravitational Instruments for measuring Electric Currents and Potentials – Sir William Thomson, On a method of multiplying Potential from a hundred to several thousand Volts. – Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842-1919)], A Theorem relating to the Time-moduli of Dissipative Systems. – C. Piazzi Smyth (1819-1900), On Malvern, Queen of Inland Heath Resorts, and on improved Hygrometric Observations. – Lord Rayleigh, On an improved Apparatus for Christiansen's Experiment. – Lord Rayleigh, Optical Comparison of Methods for observing small Rotations. – Lord Rayleigh, On the Accuracy of Focus necessary for sensibly perfect Definition. – William Ramsay (1852-1916) & J. Tudor Cundall, On the Non-existence of Gaseous Nitrous Anhydride. – William Ramsay, On some Actions of a Grove's Gas-Battery. – Sir Henry E. Roscoe (1833-1915), On the Spontaneous Polymerisation of Volatile Hydrocarbons at the ordinary atmospheric temperature. – Richard Owen (1804-1892), American Evidences of Eocene Mammals of the 'Plastic Clay' Period. – O.C. Marsh (1831-1899), Discovery of Anurous Amphibia in the Jurassic Deposits of America. – O.C. Marsh, On the Size of the Brain in Extinct Animals. – Francis Galton (1822-1911), Address. These papers and many, many more are found within this annual. *[Fuel Cells] "Despite their modern high-tech aura, fuel cells actually have been known to science for more than 150 years. Though generally considered a curiosity in the 1800s, fuel cells became the subject of intense research and development during the 1900s. . . . William Robert Grove (1811 -1896), a Welsh lawyer turned scientist, won renown for his development of an improved wet-cell battery in 1838. The "Grove cell," as it came to be called, used a platinum electrode immersed in nitric acid and a zinc electrode in zinc sulfate to generate about 12 amps of current at about 1.8 volts." – Smithsonian Institution. // The Transactions are then divided into Sections: A: Mathematical and Physical Science; B: Chemical Science; C: Geology; D: Biology, Zoology & Anatomy; E: Geography; F: Economic Science and Statistics; G: Mechanical Science; H: Anthropology. Both Sir William Ramsay and Lord Rayleigh won Nobel Prizes .
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