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On the theory of superconductivity
(The University of Edinburgh, 1948-10)
The phenomenon of superconductivity has so for defied all attempts of explanation since it was first discovered in 1911. Although two phenomenological theories have been put forward and proved very successful, yet no atomic ...
Application of quantum theory of electrons to the mechanical and thermal properties of metals
(The University of Edinburgh, 1940-11)
The first successful application of quantum mechanics to the problem of metallic cohesion was made by Wigner and Seitz (1938) They appoximated sodium metal by a number of isolated spheres of equal atomic volume and integrated, ...