Notes on work at the University of Bristol, 1930-7

  title={Notes on work at the University of Bristol, 1930-7},
  author={H. Jones},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. A. Mathematical and Physical Sciences},
  pages={52 - 55}
  • H. Jones
  • Published 10 June 1980
  • Engineering
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. A. Mathematical and Physical Sciences
In the autumn of 1930 I became an assistant to Professor J. E. Lennard-Jones in the physics laboratory of the University of Bristol. With his encouragement I began a study of the papers which had recently appeared on the electron theory of metals. The work of Bloch,(1) Peierls,(2) Brillouin(3) and Wilson(4), though difficult for me at the time, proved very stimulating. In particular the concept of energy zones in three-dimensional wavenumber space and the relation between the planes of energy… Expand
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