PHYSICS IN AUSTRALIA TO 1945
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MERCER, Edgar Howard
Born Adelaide 16 February 1913. Education, Adelaide University (B.Sc. 1935, B.Sc. Hons. 1937, D.Sc. 1960) and Leeds University (Ph.D. 1948). Physicist, C.S.I.R. Division Animal Health & Nutrition, 1939-41; National Standards Laboratory 1941-47. I.C.I. Fellow Leeds University 1947-49. Research officer C.S.I.R.O. Division of Industrial Chemistry 1949-52. Electron microscopist, Textile Research Institute, Princeton, N.J., U.S.A., 1952-53; Chester Beatty Institute Cancer Research, London, 1953-62. Head, Electron Microscopy Unit, John Curtin School Medical Research, Australian National University, 1963-67. Research assistant, Department of Dermatology, University of California Medical Center, San Francisco, 1967-69. Professor of biology, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hawaii, U.S.A., 1973-81.
- Spreading of paraffin oils containing fatty acids on aqueous solutions of calcium ions. Physical Society, London. Proceedings., 51 (1939), 561-565.
- The felting of wool. Australia. Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. Journal., 15 (1942), 285-294.
- Frictional properties of wool fibres. Nature, 155 (1945), 573-574.
- A device for studying the frictional properties of fibres. Australian Journal of Science, 7 (1945), 173-174.
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