PHYSICS IN AUSTRALIA TO 1945
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HARKER, George Percy
Born Melbourne 12 February 1878; died Sydney 15 April 1957. Education University of Sydney (B.Sc. 1899) and Central Technical College, London (D.Sc. 1903). Demonstrator in chemistry at University of Sydney 1898-1900. Science teacher at Hawkesbury Agricultural College, N.S.W., 1901. 1851 Exhibition scholar 1901-03. Research chemist, Colonial Sugar Refining Co., Sydney, 1903-14. Lecturer in organic chemistry at University of Sydney 1914-27. Analytical & consulting chemist, Melbourne 1927-29. Research officer Cancer Research Committee, University of Sydney, 1929-38. Science teacher, Trinity Grammar School, Sydney, 1940-45.
- Chemical decomposition by radiation. Sydney. University. Cancer Research Committee. Journal., 2 (1930), 111-118.
- Chemical decomposition by radiation. The relation of gaseous ionisation to chemical reaction. Sydney. University. Cancer Research Committee. Journal., 2 (1930), 160-181.
- The action of x and gamma radiation upon aqueous solutions of iodine and potassium iodide. Medical Journal of Australia, (December 1930), 817-820.
- Chemical decomposition by radiation. Sydney. University. Cancer Research Committee. Journal., 3 (1931), 28-34.
- (Abstract) The influence of x-radiation upon catalytic decomposition. Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science. Report of the Meeting., 21 (Sydney, 1932), 380.
- The effect of x- and gamma -radiation on adsorption. Society of Chemical Industry. Journal., 51 (1932), 314t-316t.
- The relation of adsorption to catalysis. The catalytic union of ethylene and hydrogen. Society of Chemical Industry. Journal., 51 (1932), 323t-326t.
- Radio-sensitivity from the chemical viewpoint. Sydney. University. Cancer Research Committee. Journal., 4 (1932), 109-117.
- The decomposition of chloroform by radiation from radon. Royal Society of N.S.W. Journal and Proceedings., 67 (1933), 96-117.
- Influence of sensitizers on chemical reactions produced by gamma radiation. Nature, 133 (1934), 378-379.
- The influence of sensitizers in chemical reactions produced by x and gamma radiation. Sydney. University. Cancer Research Committee. Journal., 5 (1934), 189-196.
- Effect of time and intensity of radium radiation upon the inverting capacity of yeast. Nature, 137 (1936), 190-191.
- (With W. Moppett) The effect of metabolic inhibitors on the therapeutic irradiation of mouse tumours. Australian Journal of Experimental and Medical Science, 14 (March 1936), 15-25.
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