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MULCAHY, Maurice Francis Robinson

Born St. Arnaud, Victoria, 13 February 1920. Education, Gordon Institute of Technology, Geelong, Victoria (Dip. Applied Chem. 1938), University of Melbourne (B.Sc. 1941, M.Sc. 1942), and Oxford University (D.Philosophy 1948, D.Sc. 1971). Research officer, C.S.I.R. Lubricants and Bearings Section, 1942-46; Division of Tribophysics, 1949-57. Senior Research Fellow in chemistry, University of Melbourne, 1958-59. Principal Research Scientist, C.S.I.R.O. Division Coal Research (later Division Mineral Chem.) 1959-75; Chief Research Scientist, 1975-81; Assistant Chief, Division of Fossil Fuels, 1981-83; Research fellow, 1983-. Visiting professor of chemistry, City University, London, 1971; Akademy d. Wiss. Gottingen 1983. F.T.S. 1980.
  1. (With F.P. Bowden, F. Eirich, R.G. Vines and A. Yoffe) The detonation of high explosives by impact. The sensitivity, and the propagation of the explosion in liquids. Australia. Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. Bulletin., 173 (1943), 75pp.
  2. (With A. Yoffe) Explosive reactions. I. Chain reactions and gaseous explosions. Australian Chemical Institute. Journal and Proceedings., 11 (1944), 106-120.
  3. (With A. Yoffe) Explosive reactions. II. The propagation of gaseous explosions. Australian Chemical Institute. Journal and Proceedings., 11 (1944), 134-146, 166-174.
  4. (With A. Yoffe) Explosive reactions. III. The initiation of explosion in solid explosives. Australian Chemical Institute. Journal and Proceedings., 12 (1945), 198-214.

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