Atomic Physics and Related Subjects.: Communications to Nature.: Structure of Naphthalene and Anthracene

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I BELIEVE Dr. Banerjee's structure to be essentially correct. It has been clear to me for some time that the last two sections of my paper to which Dr. Banerjee refers must be amended as regards the distribution of the scattering centres in the a and b directions. During last summer, Sir William Bragg made ‘absolute’ measurements of the intensities of the reflections from a number of anthracene planes. These measurements were expressed as ratios between the structure factors actually found, and the structure factor to be expected if all the atoms were in the reflecting planes. It was intended that these results and deductions therefrom should be incorporated with my paper, the publication of which was to be delayed for the purpose: unfortunately, owing to my absence from England, there was some confusion during the revision of the proofs and this was not done. Sir William Bragg's figures lead to a structure resembling Dr. Banerjee's so closely that it is interesting to give the following quotation from a letter which he wrote to me. It is in the form of notes upon a table of structure factors:

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ROBERTSON, J. Atomic Physics and Related Subjects.: Communications to Nature.: Structure of Naphthalene and Anthracene. Nature 125, 456–457 (1930) doi:10.1038/125456b0

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