PHYSICS IN AUSTRALIA TO 1945
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McAULAY, Alexander Leicester
Born Hobart 15 November 1895; died Hobart 10 April 1969. Education, University of Tasmania (B.Sc. 1916), Cambridge University (B.A. 1921) and University of Manchester (Ph.D. 1921). Lecturer in physics, University of Tasmania 1922-27; professor 1927-59.
- An electrical method for the measurement of recoil radiations. Philosophical Magazine, S.6, 40 (1920), 763-770.
- The recoil of hydrogen nuclei from swift alpha particles. Philosophical Magazine, S.6, 42 (1921), 892-904.
- An experimental method of presenting the principles determining the general properties of optical gratings. Royal Society of Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings., (1923), 87-102.
- (With N.L. Hutchison) The penetrating radiation in the atmosphere at Hobart. Royal Society of Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings., (1924), 123-135.
- (With F.P. Bowden) An investigation of the effect of differential aeration on corrosion by means of electrode potential measurements. Chemical Society, London. Journal., 127 (1925), 2605-2610.
- (With F.P. Bowden) Evidence for a film theory of hydrogen overpotential from surface tension measurements. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, A, 111 (1926), 190-200.
- (With F.P. Bowden) Some experiments on hydrogen over-potential at a mercury cathode and a discussion of their bearing on current theories. Philosophical Magazine, S.7, 1 (1926), 1282-1285.
- [Note to F.P. Bowden's article, 'On the persistence of potential at a mercury cathode on open circuit']. Faraday Society, London. Transactions., (1927), 582-583.
- (With D.P. Mellor) Overpotentials produced by films of hydrogen less than one molecule thick. Nature, 122 (1928), 170-171.
- (With S.H. Bastow) The electrical behaviour of surfaces of corroding iron. Chemical Society, London. Journal., (1929), 85-92.
- (With G.L. White) The effect of hydrogen-ion concentration on the electrode potential of iron. Chemical Society, London. Journal., (1930), 194-199.
- (With G.L. White and E.C.R. Spooner) Electrode potentials in air-free electrolyte. Nature, 126 (1930), 914-915.
- (With E.C.R. Spooner) A unique electrode potential characteristic of a metal, and a theory for the mechanism of electrode potential. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, A, 138 (1932), 494-501.
- (With F.D. Cruickshank and R.G. Brett) Chromosome number of Eucalyptus globulus and Eucalyptus johnstoni. Nature, 138 (1936), 550-551.
- (With F.D. Cruikshank) The male meiotic cycle in the genus Eucalyptus. Royal Society of Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings., (1937), 41-44.
- Evidence for the existence of a natural hybrid between Eucalyptus globulus and Eucalyptus ovata. Royal Society of Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings., (1937), 45-46.
- Production of saltants of Chaetomium globosum by monochromatic ultra-violet irradiation. Royal Society of Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings., (1938), 131-137.
- (With M.C. Taylor) Lethal and quasi-lethal effects produced by monochromatic ultra-violet irradiation. Journal of Experimental Biology, 16 (1939), 474-482.
- (With N.J.B. Plomley and J.M. Ford) Saltants produced in the fungus Chaetomium globosum by monochromatic ultra-violet irradiation and a growth effect characteristic of wavelength. Australian Journal of Experimental Biology and Medical Science, 23 (March 1945), 53-57.
- (With F.D. Cruickshank) A differential method of adjusting the aberration of a lens system. Physical Society, London. Proceedings., 57 (1945), 302-310.
- A transfer method for deriving the effect on the image formed by an optical system from ray changes produced at a given surface. Physical Society, London. Proceedings., 57 (1945), 435-440.
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