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Rayleigh

[ rey-lee ]

noun

  1. John William Strutt [struht], 3rd Baron, 1842–1919, English physicist: Nobel Prize 1904.


Rayleigh

/ ˈreɪlɪ /

noun

  1. Rayleigh, Lord18421919MBritishSCIENCE: physicist Lord , title of John William Strutt , 1842–1919, British physicist. He discovered argon (1894) with Ramsay and made important contributions to the theory of sound, the theory of scattering of radiation, etc. Nobel prize for physics 1904


Rayleigh

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  1. British physicist whose investigation of the densities of gases led to his discovery (with Sir William Ramsay) of the noble gas argon in 1894. For this work he won the 1904 Nobel Prize for physics.


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It show how long the wavelength of Rayleigh waves need to be to trigger Pacinian touch receptors in a mammal’s skin.

For the most part, a touch at the surface will trigger a response in a Pacinian receptor deep in the skin if the ratio is 5-to-2 between the length of the Rayleigh waves resulting from the touch and the depth of the receptor.

Rolling-type waves called Rayleigh waves go deep enough to reach the Pacinian receptors, the team reported last October in Science Advances.

Argon, ar′gon, n. a constituent element of our atmosphere, discovered in 1894 by Rayleigh and Ramsay.

The news that Rayleigh and Hockley had also been abandoned by the enemy came in shortly afterwards.

George had also the advantage of knowing Lord Rayleigh at Cambridge, and retained his friendship through his life.

Eggs are also sent to the Rayleigh Dairies in vast quantities.

To Rayleigh, however, such a procedure was inadmissible, and he sought for an explanation of his results.

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