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Early scientific research and publications, 1936-1946

MS. Coulson 51

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Folder B.31.1: 'Benzene', 1937-1946. Work in collaboration with J.E. Lennard-Jones. Correspondence and working papers.

The folder includes a note by R.B. Mallion about the content and interest of the material.

Folder B.31.2: Miscellaneous MS. notes and graphs on bond-order and length, 1938-1939.

Folder B.31.3: Work 'to be done', n.d. 3 pp. ms. notes.

Folder B.31.4: 2 sets of MS. notes, on the physical and biological properties of conjugated hydrocarbons, and on 'Evaluation of An for large n', c.1938.

Folder B.31.5: 'Wheland method for graphite', 1937-1941. Extensive MS. notes.

Includes correspondence with G.W. Wheland, 1937, 1941, and typescript plans and drafts for two papers with the title 'The Electronic structure of graphite I and II' by Coulson and J.E. Lennard-Jones.

Publication of these collaborative papers was interrupted by the outbreak of war, and Coulson reworked the material for later publication, in collaboration with M. Bradburn and G.S. Rushbrooke, in 1948.

Folder B.31.6: 'Various thoughts on resonance', 1936-1937. Miscellaneous MS. notes.

Folder B.31.7: 'Notes on the doubly excited He atom', n.d. 5 pp. MS. notes.

Folder B.31.8: '[PI] Electron M.O. results on chains and rings', 1937. Working papers and a letter from J.E. Lennard-Jones.

Folder B.31.9: 'Oscillating Rotator', n.d. 2 sets of MS. notes.

Folder B.31.10: 'Calculations of 3-centre integrals - numerical', c.1936. Notebook of calculations.

Folder B.31.11: 'Bad triatomic integrals', n.d. Miscellaneous MS. notes.

Folder B.31.12: 'Group theory CH4 etc.', n.d. Miscellaneous MS. notes.

Folder B.31.13: 'General theory of diatomic molecules', n.d. Miscellaneous MS. notes.

Folder B.31.14: 'Electron Density. H2 +. Numerical', n.d. Extensive notes, graphs and calculations.


  • 1936-1946


14 folders

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Coulson 51

Former reference:

CSAC 60/4/78/B.31/1-14

Repository Details

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