Thermodynamische Betrachtungen über Interferenzerscheinungen. Offprint.

Publisher Information: 1907.

Offprint from Verhandlungen der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft, 9 (21): 606-620. 230 x 149 mm. Original orange printed wrappers, two corners a bit creased, small in stain on front wrapper. From the library of Henri Becquerel, with his characteristic gummed label on the front wrapper. Very good.

First Edition, Offprint Issue. In 1905 Laue, who would win the 1914 Nobel Prize for his discovery of X-ray diffraction in crystals, was hired as Max Planck’s assistant at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, where he remained for the next four years. “Two main results of this period are outstanding. The first concerns the application of the entropy concept to radiation fields, and the thermodynamical significance of the coherence of light waves. A strict definition of the degrees of freedom connected with radiation resulted from these considerations” (Ewald, p. 136). The present paper, on thermodynamic considerations of interference phenomena, relates to this facet of Laue’s research during this period. This copy is from the library of French physicist Henri Becquerel, who shared the 1903 Nobel Prize with the Curies for their researches into radioactive phenomena. P. Ewald, “Max von Laue,” [1960]: 135-156.

Book Id: 50668

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