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Prof. F. Pavlíček

Nature volume 160, page 13 (05 July 1947) | Download Citation



Prof. FrantíŠek PavlÍČek, who died on January 4 at the age of seventy-two, was one of Brauner's earlier pupils. Brauner and PavlíČek undertook in 1900 the revision of the atomic weight of lanthanum, and their results were eventually published in the Transactions of the Chemical Society in a lengthy paper. The figure they obtained, 139·04, is still accepted. Most of Pavlíček's later work was connected with mineralogy, fuel technology and thermo-chemistry, since he held appointments first at a technical college in Brno and later at the Přibram School of Mines in South-West Bohemia. These investigations, mostly published in Czech, relate to the calorific values of various coals (including local lignites) and the utilization of coal gas, industrial gases and coke in metallurgy. Prof. Pavlíček also wrote, in 1927 and 1931, the standard Czech work on the chemistry of coal.

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