PHYSICS IN AUSTRALIA TO 1945
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BURDON, Roy Stanley
Born 5 April 1893; died Adelaide 12 April 1966. Education University of Adelaide (B.Sc. 1916, D.Sc. 1935). Lecturer in physics Melbourne University 1917-19; Acting professor of physics University of Adelaide 1919; lecturer in physics University of Tasmania 1920-21; University of Adelaide 1922-47; senior lecturer 1947-49; Reader 1950-58.
- Binocular vision and radiography. Archives of Radiology and Electrotherapy, 24 (1919), 101-112.
- The spreading of one liquid on the surface of another. Physical Society, London. Proceedings., 38 (1926), 148-160.
- (With M.L. Oliphant) The problem of the surface tension of mercury and the action of aqueous solutions on a mercury surface. Faraday Society, London. Transactions., 23 (1927), 205-213.
- (With M.L. Oliphant) Absorption of gases on the surface of mercury. Nature, 120 (1927), 584-585.
- Measurements of the height of a large drop of mercury. Nature, 128, (1931), 456.
- The surface tension of mercury in a silica apparatus. Faraday Society, London. Transactions., 28 (1932), 866-876.
- Adsorption of gases on mercury. Physical Society, London. Proceedings., 47 (1935), 460-470.
- (Abstract) (With W.D. Allen and J.W. Lillywhite) Some observations on the interface of mercury against water and aqueous solutions. Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science. Report of the Meeting., 23 (Auckland, 1937), 19.
- (With G.R. Fuller and E.S.H. Gibson) Measurement of speed of spreading of drops of aqueous solutions on mercury. Faraday Society, London. Transactions., 33 (1937), 1528-1531.
- (With W.D. Allen and Kerr Grant) Spreading with uniform acceleration. Faraday Society, London. Transactions., 33 (1937), 1531-1532.
- Surface tension and the spreading of liquids. London: Cambridge University Press, 1940. xii, 85p. (Cambridge Physical Tracts).
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