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Reference NCUACS 69.7.97
Covering dates 1929-1996
Held by Birmingham University Information Services, Special Collections Department
Extent 8 boxes, ca 240 items
Conditions of access NOT ALL THE MATERIAL IN THIS COLLECTION MAY YET BE AVAILABLE FOR CONSULTATION. ENQUIRIES SHOULD BE ADDRESSED IN THE FIRST INSTANCE TO:
THE ARCHIVIST, SPECIAL COLLECTIONS UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM LIBRARY BIRMINGHAM
Source of acquisition The papers were received in July 1997 from the University of Birmingham Library. They comprise papers deposited with the University of Birmingham Library by Mr A.E. Moon, son, and further material assembled by Professor W.E. Burcham while preparing the Royal Society Biographical Memoir of Moon.
Creators Moon, Philip Burton, 1907-1994, physicist
Related information In a note written after completion of the Royal Society Biographical Memoir of Moon (see NCUACS 69.7.97/A.13), Professor W.E. Burcham noted that:
Further biographical material was held by Mrs Lorna Moon (widow) and Mr Anthony E. Moon (son). Papers relating to Moon were also to be found in School of Physics files deposited with the University Archives.
Bibliography For further information on Moon see 'Philip Burton Moon' by W.E. Burcham and G.R. Isaak, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 42, 1996, 249-264.
Note Compiled by: Timothy E. Powell and Peter Harper
The work of the National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists, and the production of this catalogue, are made possible by the support of the following societies and organisations:
The Biochemical Society
The Geological Society
The Higher Education Funding Council for England
The Institute of Physics
The Royal Society
The Wellcome Trust

Administrative history:
OUTLINE OF THE CAREER OF PHILIP BURTON MOON
Philip Burton Moon was born on 17th May 1907 in Lewisham, London. He was educated at Leyton County High School before winning a scholarship to Sidney Sussex College Cambridge in 1925. He graduated from the Natural Sciences Tripos in 1928, having taken Physics in Part II. Moon went on to research in the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge under M.L.E. Oliphant. In 1931 Moon was appointed Assistant Lecturer at Imperial College, London (Lecturer from 1934). Working under G.P. Thomson he researched in neutron physics.
In 1938 Moon followed his former supervisor Oliphant to the University of Birmingham as Lecturer in the Department of Physics. They began to build up a school of nuclear physics using the Department's 60-inch cyclotron. On the outbreak of war the Department initially concentrated on the development of short-wave radar. In 1942 Moon was seconded to the British Scientific Central Office in Washington D.C. He returned to Birmingham later in the year but in 1943 went back to the USA to join the Manhattan project at Los Alamos working on the atomic bomb. After the war Oliphant and Moon resumed their work to build up research in nuclear physics at Birmingham. Cyclotron work begun before the war was continued and a proton synchrotron became operational in the early 1950s.
Moon was appointed Reader in 1943 and Professor in 1946. On Oliphant's move to the Australian National University at Canberra in 1950, Moon succeeded him in the Poynting Chair of Physics. He held this post until retirement in 1974. He was Head of Department of Physics until 1970 and Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering 1969-1972.
Moon made a number of important contributions to physics. The citation of Moon for the Royal Society Hughes Medal noted his work in three main areas: 'nuclear physics, the discovery of gamma-ray resonances, and the use of colliding molecular beams to study chemical reactions'. In the 1930s at Imperial College London, working with J.R. Tillman, he had demonstrated the existence of 'thermal' neutrons and during the war after work on radar he joined the 'Tube Alloys' project working on developing the atomic bomb. Returning to the University of Birmingham after the war Moon resumed work with the cyclotron and saw the completion of the Proton Synchrotron, the first synchrotron of its type in the world to work at full power. He also developed a technique for observing the resonant scattering of gamma rays by nuclei using high-speed rotors.
Moon was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society in 1947. He gave the Royal Society's Rutherford Memorial Lecture on a visit to Australia in 1975 and was awarded its Hughes Medal in 1991. Moon died on 9 October 1994.

Contents:
SECTION A BIOGRAPHICAL NCUACS 69.7.97/A.1-A.50
SECTION B UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM NCUACS 69.7.97/B.1-B.54
SECTION C RESEARCH NCUACS 69.7.97/C.1-C.50
SECTION D UK ACCELERATOR DEVELOPMENT NCUACS 69.7.97/D.1-D.18
SECTION E DRAFTS, PUBLICATIONS, LECTURES AND BROADCASTS NCUACS 69.7.97/E.1-E.43
SECTION F CORRESPONDENCE NCUACS 69.7.97/F.1-F.26
The material is presented as shown in the List of Contents. It covers the period 1929-1996. Throughout the collection material has been labelled by Burcham with explanatory notes and many are reproduced in the catalogue entries.
Section A, Biographical, includes Moon's autobiographical accounts for his Royal Society Personal Record, and material assembled by W.E. Burcham relating to his and G.R. Isaak's Biographical Memoir of Moon, There is documentation of Moon's career and honours including his election to the Fellowship of the Royal Society and the award of its Hughes Medal in 1991.
Section B, University of Birmingham, includes a little material relating to the Department of Physics and Moon's Deanship of the Faculty of Science and Engineering. The bulk of the papers relate to the development of nuclear physics at Birmingham and include material relating to the 40th anniversary of the proton synchrotron, celebrated in 1993, and the 'Birmingham Proton Synchrotron Archive' assembled by W.E. Burcham.
Section C, Research, covers Moon's work in a number of areas from the late 1920s to the 1990s. There is documentation of his work on positive ions and neutrons during the 1930s and wartime work on atomic power. This includes research material of M.L.E. Oliphant. There is material relating to Moon's post-war work on rotors and molecular beams and to his research with the University of Birmingham synchrotron.
Section D, UK Accelerator Development, consists of correspondence and papers covering two themes: Moon's contribution to discussions in 1955 regarding the proposed development of a high energy accelerator at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Harwell, and Moon's service on the Working Party of the Physics Committee of the National Institute for Research in Nuclear Science during 1960.
Section E, Drafts, publications, lectures and broadcasts, comprises a chronological sequence of drafts 1940-1992, including unpublished wartime work on radio signals. There is a nearly complete set of Moon's off-prints. Lectures and broadcasts material includes manuscript drafts for broadcasts in the 1940s and lectures to the Poynting Physical Society. There is also documentation of his 1975 Rutherford Memorial Lecture and a lecture on J.H. Poynting given during the centenary celebrations of the Department of Physics in 1980.
Section F, Correspondence, is slight and includes only one extended exchange, with M.L.E. Oliphant, 1937-1946. Other correspondence of note is that with D.R. Herschbach, Nobel laureate for Chemistry 1986, and with W.E. Burcham.
There is also an index of correspondents.



SECTION A: BIOGRAPHICAL  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.1-A.50  [n.d.]

Contents:
NCUACS 69.7.97/A.1-A.22 AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL
NCUACS 69.7.97/A.23-A.45 CAREER, HONOURS AND AWARDS
NCUACS 69.7.97/A.46-A.50 MISCELLANEOUS

AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.1-A.22  ca 1940-1996

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.1  1994

Contents:
Obituaries:
The Times, 24 October 1994.
Daily Telegraph, 28 October 1994.
Independent, October 1994.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.2  1975

Contents:
Typescript curriculum vitae, first prepared 1942, updated with manuscript additions to 1975.

Royal Society Personal Record.  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.3-A.9  [n.d.]

Contents:
Moon prepared a number of versions of his Royal Society personal record, intended for different audiences. Two versions survive of Moon's manuscript entries for the Royal Society 'Green Book', the official format for autobiographical information provided by Fellows. There are also manuscript and typescript drafts of three further versions intended to supplement the entries in the Green Books.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.3  1987-1988

Contents:
Green Book entry found in envelope inscribed '[...] first attempt - too long and apologetic [...] 1987/88'.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.4  1987-1992

Contents:
Green Book entry inscribed 'This account dates from 1987/88 [...] Further additions/corrections January 1992 in ballpoint'.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.5  undated

Contents:
Manuscript draft of autobiographical account, 10pp.

Typescript autobiographical accounts.  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.6-A.8  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.6  c1992

Contents:
Version 1, 17pp.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.7  c1992

Contents:
Version 2. Two 17pp drafts, the later dated '03.08.92'.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.8  1992-1993

Contents:
Version 3. Two 16pp drafts, dated '2 Nov. 1992' and '14.1.93'.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.9  1992

Contents:
Two sets of 'Additional information', 7 and 12 August 1992, paginated 16-18 and 17-18; manuscript notes.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.10  3 June 1987

Contents:
Information on Moon's career provided by University of Birmingham Department of Physics.

'Philip Burton Moon', by W.E. Burcham and G.R. Isaak, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, 42. 1996, 249-264  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.11-A.19  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.11  1996

Contents:
Copy of Memoir.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.12  1996

Contents:
26pp typescript of longer version of the memoir.
This was printed out for this collection from 3.5-inch disk provided by W.E. Burcham (not retained).

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.13  1996

Contents:
Burcham's typescript note on locations of biographical material about Moon used in the preparation of the Memoir, 2 October 1996 and photocopied manuscript notes on 'Contents of [Moon's] archives.

Correspondence  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.14-A.19  1994-1996

Contents:
In preparing the memoir Burcham and Isaak requested reminiscences of Moon from his friends and colleagues. On completion of the memoir Burcham deposited this material with the Moon archive.
Arranged in alphabetical order.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.14  c1994-1996

Contents:
Correspondence:
Allibone, T.E.
Bethe, H.A.
Colley, D.C.
Daniels, H.A.
Davies, J.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.15  c1994-1996

Contents:
Correspondence:
French, A.P.
Halley, B.J.
Hardie, W.G.
Hibbard, L.U.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.16  c1994-1996

Contents:
Correspondence:
Ilakovic, K.
Jeffreys, B.
Knight, R.H.
Munday, G.L.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.17  c1994-1996

Contents:
Correspondence:
O'Connor, D.A.
Oliphant, M.L.E.
Pease, R.S.
Peierls, R.E.
Sharp, J.G.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.18  c1994-1996

Contents:
Correspondence:
Shoenberg, D.
Simons, J.P.
Stoddard, K.M.
Symonds, J.L.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.19  c1994-1996

Contents:
Correspondence:
Tabor, D.
Thorne, L.W.
Young, K.M.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.20  1996

Contents:
'Moonshine' by H.R. Shaylor, talk with reminiscences of Moon to University of Birmingham Senior Common Room, 7pp typescript.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.21  1929

Contents:
Moon's 1p typescript note on his first scientific paper (Bibliog. 1, 1929).

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.22  1983

Contents:
Typescript list of publications 1929-1940.
Manuscript lists of 'Original publications' 1929-1979, and 'Reviews etc' 1937-1983.

CAREER, HONOURS AND AWARDS  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.23-A.45  1931-1994

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.23  1931-1934

Contents:
Appointment as Assistant Lecturer, Imperial College, London, 1931.
Correspondence from G.P. Thomson, May-June 1931.
Appointment as Lecturer, Imperial College, London, 1934.
References, June 1934. Referees are G.P. Thomson, J.A. Ratcliffe, M.L.E. Oliphant and J. Chadwick.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.24  1937-1938


Related information: For further correspondence with Oliphant re Moon's move to Birmingham see NCUACS 69.7.97/F.18.

Contents:
Appointment as Lecturer, University of Birmingham, 1938.
Correspondence with Oliphant, January 1937, January - June 1938.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.25  May, June 1939


Related information: See also NCUACS 69.7.97/F.19.

Contents:
Correspondence re possible joint work with G.P. Thomson at Imperial College London.
Thomson asked Moon to collaborate on work towards 'the possibility of producing a source of atomic energy' and Moon spent the summer working with Thomson.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.26  March - July, 1942

Contents:
Correspondence re Moon's service with Ministry of Supply.
Moon was seconded to the Ministry of Supply and sent to join the British Scientific Central Office in Washington D.C., USA in 1942. He was released from his service for an early return to the UK in July.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.27  September 1942

Contents:
Correspondence re membership of the Radio Board.
G.P. Thomson was deputy chairman and asked that Moon be appointed to the Board.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.28  October - November 1942

Contents:
Correspondence re offer of post with reconstituted British Scientific Central Office in Washington D.C., USA.
Moon declined the offer.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.29  10 December 1943

Contents:
University of Birmingham notice of increase to war bonus.
Appointment as Reader in Atomic Physics, University of Birmingham.
Letter, 5 July 1943.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.30  1946

Contents:
Appointment as Assistant Professor, University of Birmingham, 1946.
Letter, 8 February 1946; notice of pay increase, 18 February 1946.
Appointment as Professor of Physics, University of Birmingham, 1946.
Letter, 8 March 1946; notice of pay increase, 16 December 1946.

Election to Fellowship of the Royal Society.  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.31, A.32  1947

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.31  April-June 1943

Contents:
Correspondence re candidature.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.32  1947

Contents:
Notice of election etc.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.33  1948-1972

Contents:
Letters re examinerships at University of Edinburgh, 1948 and 1950.
Correspondence, January - February 1950, re possible offer of Chair of Physics, University of Toronto.
Letter re Moon's application for study leave, 27 June 1972.

Retirement.  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.34-A.37  1974

Contents:
Moon retired from the Poynting Chair of Physics in 1974.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.34  30 September 1974

Contents:
Letter re possible continuation of research after retirement, 12 December 1973; exchange re information about Moon for the University of Birmingham Bulletin, March 1974, including copy of Moon's curriculum vitae; Department of Physics 'Weekly Bulletin', with notice re retirement; etc.

Conference on Scientific Aspects of High Speed Rotation, University of Birmingham.  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.35-A.37  19-20 September 1974

Contents:
This conference was held in honour of Moon to mark his retirement.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.35  1975

Contents:
Programme; list of visitors to the conference; menu for conference dinner; correspondence, September 1974 and January 1975.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.36  1975

Contents:
Scientific Aspects of High Speed Rotation, Department of Physics, University of Birmingham. Published conference proceedings.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.37  1974

Contents:
'Resonant scattering of gamma rays using high speed rotation'. Bound volume of off-prints presented to Moon during the conference.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.38  1975


Related information: See also NCUACS 69.7.97/E.41, NCUACS 69.7.97/E.42.

Contents:
Royal Society Rutherford Memorial Lecture.
Moon delivered his lecture 'Yams and spinners: recollections of Rutherford and applications of swift rotation' at Monash University during a visit to Australia, 10 April 1975.
Letter of congratulation, 7 May 1975; itinerary for visit to Australia, 31 March - 15 May [1975].

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.39  1975

Contents:
Invitation to become Honorary Life President, Poynting Physical Society, University of Birmingham, 6 February 1975.
Note of thanks for service on Royal Society Government Grant Board B, 21 November 1975.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.40  1987

Contents:
Moon's 80th birthday.
Article in University of Birmingham Bulletin, 15 June 1987.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.41  5 June 1991

Contents:
Letter re Moon Lecture, University of Birmingham.
This was delivered by Karl Knop.

Royal Society Hughes Medal.  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.42-A.44  1991

Contents:
Moon was awarded this Medal 'In recognition of his contributions in three main areas of science nuclear physics, the discovery of gamma-ray resonances, and the use of colliding molecular beams to study chemical reactions'.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.42  June-December 1991

Contents:
Correspondence re award.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.43  1991

Contents:
Citation and publicity re the award from Royal Society News and other publications.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.44  1991

Contents:
Photocopy of award certificate and drawing of medal and other material for commemorative table-mats.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.45  1994

Contents:
Death, 9 October 1994.
Letter of condolence from students of Moon in Pakistan, 3 November 1994; programme for memorial concert, 20 December 1994.

MISCELLANEOUS  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.46-A.50  1928-1991

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.46  1971-1991

Contents:
Miscellaneous personal correspondence.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.47  1983

Contents:
Correspondence and papers re walking stick design.
Moon designed a walking stick that would stand up by itself.
Includes diagrams of the design.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.48  c1946-1961

Contents:
Press-cuttings about Moon and his work:
'Back-room boy will advise Mr Atlee - At Atom talks, ca 1946.
'"Lead into Gold" on Birmingham's atom-splitter', Evening Despatch, ?1940s.
'The builder of "Moon's Empire"', Birmingham Post, 22 November 1961.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.49  1928-c1950

Contents:
Photographs:
Group photograph inscribed on verso by Moon 'Alchemists, probably 1928 [...] Don't know why I was not there'.
Group photograph inscribed on verso by Moon 'Sidney Alchemists, probably 1929'. Includes Moon.
Photograph inscribed on verso 'ITV panel on nuclear power, about 1955'. Includes Moon.
Group photograph of participants at meeting of Birmingham and Soviet physicists, ?in Birmingham, ?1950s. Includes Moon.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/A.50  6 November 1989

Contents:
Letter to University of Birmingham Bulletin; sheet of Department of Physics headed notepaper with Moon as Poynting Professor.

SECTION B: UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.1-B.54  [n.d.]

Contents:
NCUACS 69.7.97/B.1-B.3 GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE AND PAPERS
NCUACS 69.7.97/B.4-B.11 DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
NCUACS 69.7.97/B.4-B.6 Teaching
NCUACS 69.7.97/B.7, NCUACS 69.7.97/B.8 Buildings
NCUACS 69.7.97/B.9-NCUACS 69.7.97/B.10A History of the Department
NCUACS 69.7.97/B.11 Miscellaneous
NCUACS 69.7.97/B.12-B.16 FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
NCUACS 69.7.97/B.17-B.54 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AT BIRMINGHAM
NCUACS 69.7.97/B.17-B.23 General correspondence and papers
NCUACS 69.7.97/B.24-B.54 'Birmingham Proton Synchrotron Archive'

GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE AND PAPERS  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.1-B.3  1949-1950

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.1  2 March 1949

Contents:
Menu for Dinner in Honour of the Vice-Chancellor

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.2  May 1950

Contents:
Memorabilia from University Jubilee celebrations

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.3  1950

Contents:
Request for summary information on M.L.E. Oliphant for the Public Orator, on the occasion of Oliphant receiving Honorary Degree from the University, and Moon's notes on Oliphant.

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.4-B.11  [n.d.]

Contents:
NCUACS 69.7.97/B.4-B.6 Teaching
NCUACS 69.7.97/B.7, B.8 Buildings
NCUACS 69.7.97/B.9-B.10A History of the Department
NCUACS 69.7.97/B.11 Miscellaneous

Teaching  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.4-B.6  n.d., 1966-1973

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.4  n.d.

Contents:
'Physics, Course II. Revision Notes (Dynamics)', 11pp typescript

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.5  c1968

Contents:
Syllabus for 'Course I. 1966-67 Introductory Atomic Physics'; example sheets for 'Physics Course 1 September, 1968'.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.6  1969-1973

Contents:
Reports on teaching and research activities

Buildings  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.7, B.8  1960s

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.7  1960s

Contents:
Plans for 'Physics "East" buildings' extension

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.8  1967-1969

Contents:
Programme for luncheon on the opening of the new Physics East building, 6 July 1967; plan and brief correspondence re naming and sign-posting of physics buildings, 1969; 2p typescript note on modernisation of the Poynting Lecture Theatre, 1969.

History of the Department  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.9-B.10A  1973-1994

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.9  1973-1994

Contents:
Exchange between R. H. C. Davis, Department of History and Moon re historical photographs, 1973; letter re Department archives etc, 1988; historical account of Department in the 1920s by K.E. Grew, 5pp typescript, 1994.

Centenary of the Department of Physics  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.10, B.10A  1880-1980

Contents:
Moon and Professor T.L. Ibbs co-authored a booklet to mark the centenary, 1880-1980 Physics at Birmingham (Department of Physics, University of Birmingham, 1980). There were extensive corrections to this booklet and a new edition was published in 1995.
In connection with the centenary Moon also delivered a lecture on J.H. Poynting on 7 October 1980 (see NCUACS 69.7.97/E.43).

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.10  1980

Contents:
Programme and handbook; remininscences by Sir Arthur Vick, 21 September 1980; '100 Years of Physics at Birmingham', [University] Gazette; menu for Reunion Dinner, 20 September 1980.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.10A  c1980


Related information: A copy of the 1995 reprint is in the set of Moon's publications at NCUACS 69.7.97/E.30.

Contents:
Three differently annotated and corrected copies of first edition of 1880-1980 Physics at Birmingham.

Miscellaneous  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.11  ?1951-1969

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.11  ?1951-1969

Contents:
Programmes for physics teachers' conferences at the Department of Physics, ?1951 and 1957; departmental notice, 1960; notice of and 4pp manuscript notes for Moon's talk to physics undergraduates, 15 January 1968; memorandum from Moon to W. E. Burcham re Staff Committee, 1 December 1969.

FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.12-B.16  1969-1974

Contents:
Moon was Dean of the Faculty 1969-1972.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.12  1969-1970

Contents:
Entry for the Vice-Chancellor's Annual Report, 1969.
Brief correspondence; manuscript and typescript draft.
'Open Day 1970', article by Moon for Birmingham Post introducing the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.13  1971-1972

Contents:
Entry for the Vice-Chancellor's Annual Report, 1971.
2pp typescript; notes.
Entry for the Vice-Chancellor's Annual Report, 1972.
2pp typescript.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.14  1971-1972

Contents:
General Faculty correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.15  1969-1972

Contents:
Annotated programmes for Degree Day congregations, 1969, 1971, 1972; typescript formulae for presenting students to the Vice-Chancellor, 1972.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.16  1974

Contents:
Programme for Degree Day Congregation, 14 December 1974.
Moon gave the interval address.

NUCLEAR PHYSICS AT BIRMINGHAM  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.17-B.54  1952-1996

Contents:
NCUACS 69.7.97/B.17-B.23 General correspondence and papers
NCUACS 69.7.97/B.24-B.54 'Birmingham Proton Synchrotron Archive'

General correspondence and papers  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.17-B.23  1962-1994

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.17-B.20  1962-1965


Related information: See NCUACS 69.7.97/C.41-NCUACS 69.7.97/C.50 for material relating to Moon's research work carried out with the synchrotron, and section D for Moon's contributions to national policy on accelerators

Contents:
Correspondence, re nuclear physics at Birmingham with particular reference to nuclear accelerators and work carried out therewith.
In 1963 the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) was proposing to reduce the number of nuclear machines in UK universities. With the synchrotron at Birmingham approaching the end of its life the DSIR withdrew support from accelerator research, hoping that the Physics Department would then concentrate research in other areas of nuclear and solid-state physics. Instead the Department, believing that the University of Birmingham should retain its nuclear capability, diverted other resources to the support of the accelerators and argued that a new accelerator (cyclotron) be sited at the University of Birmingham.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.17  1962-1963

Contents:
Correspondence
Includes note on meeting between Sir Harrie Massey, C. Jolliffe (DSIR) and Moon, May 1963, to discuss future support of nuclear physics at Birmingham; letter from Moon to B.H. Flowers, 26 November 1963, lays out the case for the University retaining an accelerator

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.18  1964 March-June

Contents:
Correspondence
Includes Moon's statements of the case for nuclear facilities at Birmingham, 2 April and 6 May.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.19  1964 September-November

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.20  1965, n.d.

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.21-B.23  1993


Related information: See also NCUACS 69.7.97/B.51, NCUACS 69.7.97/B.52.

Contents:
Fortieth Anniversary of the Birmingham Synchrotron
In summer 1953 the Synchrotron at Birmingham University became the first proton synchrotron to operate at its full design energy. A reunion was held on 16 September 1993 to celebrate the anniversary of this event.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.21  28 May 1993

Contents:
Papers re the synchrotron sent to Moon by ?D.F. Bracher

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.22  1993

Contents:
'The Birmingham Proton Synchrotron (initiated by Professor Oliphant)' by D.F. Bracher, 5pp typescript.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.23  1993

Contents:
'University of Birmingham Physics & Space Research 1993 Newsletter', with piece about the 40th anniversary; letter re anniversary booklet, 6 August 1994.

'Birmingham Proton Synchrotron Archive'  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.24-B.54  1952-1996

Contents:
This material was assembled by J.D. Lawson and W.E. Burcham in 1996. It was listed by Burcham in two parts - BS/1-BS/4 being papers assembled by Lawson and BS/5-BS/29, those assembled by Burcham himself.
The catalogue entries reproduce the numbers assigned to the material in the original listings by Burcham, which are themselves retained at B.24 and B.31.
Item BS/4 is described in the list at B.24 as being 'Temporarily retained by Mrs B. Van der Raay in School of Physics WEB Nov 96'.

Lawson material.  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.24-B.30  [n.d.]

Contents:
The introduction to the material by Burcham states:
'During the years 1995 and 1996 Dr J.D. Lawson FRS worked on the preparation of his historical article Early British Synchrotrons, expected to be published by the Atomic Energy Authority early in 1997. It includes a section on the Birmingham synchrotron for which Lawson consulted several former members of the staff of the Department of Physics. The papers that he collected in this way were returned to Birmingham in October 1996 via Dr P. M. Rolph and are contained in the envelope marked BS(L) [Not retained]. Some of them will be referred to in the article itself under a Birmingham label, and copies of some have been placed in the CERN archives'.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.24  1995-1997

Contents:
2pp manuscript introduction to and listing of the material.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.25  22 October 1996

Contents:
NCUACS 69.7.97/BS/1. Covering letter from Lawson to P.M. Rolph

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.26  1995-1997

Contents:
NCUACS 69.7.97/BS/2. Envelope of 'Photographs of synchrotron photographs in possession of Dr J.L. Symonds, with notes on each'.

NCUACS 69.7.97/BS/3. Correspondence 'from members of the Australian team to Lawson', 1995-1996.  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.27-B.30  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.27  1995-1996

Contents:
NCUACS 69.7.97/BS/3/1. J.L. Symonds.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.28  1995-1996

Contents:
NCUACS 69.7.97/BS/3/2. L.U. Hibbard.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.29  1995-1996

Contents:
NCUACS 69.7.97/BS/3/3. D.S. Robertson.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.30  1995-1996

Contents:
NCUACS 69.7.97/BS/3/4. D.E. Caro.
NCUACS 69.7.97/BS/3/5. C.A. Ramm.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.30A  1995-1996

Contents:
NCUACS 69.7.97/BS/4. Photographs and copy of 1954 article by Moon for Times Science Review.
The material is listed (B.24) as being 'Temporarily retained by Mrs B. van der Raay in School of Physics WEB Nov 96'.

Burcham material.  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.31-B.54  [n.d.]

Contents:
The introduction to the material by Burcham states:
'W.E. Burcham, as Oliver Lodge Professor in the Department of Physics, helped in 1952/3 to bring the synchrotron to completion. In 1960, under delegation from the Head of Department (P.B. Moon) he took general charge of both the technical development and experimental programme of the machine. [...] The box file, marked BS(B) [not retained] contains a selection of papers relating to the machine and its programmes; there are in no way a complete record. Notes on the individual papers follow, with a numbering meant to join to the Lawson papers'.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.31  c1960

Contents:
3pp manuscript introduction to and listing of the material.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.32  c1960

Contents:
NCUACS 69.7.97/BS/5. 'Articles and data sheets'.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.33  1952

Contents:
NCUACS 69.7.97/BS/6. Wiring diagram for the synchrotron

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.34  1960

Contents:
NCUACS 69.7.97/BS/7. Manuscript notes on 'Programme & machine under GW Hutchinson'

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.35  1960

Contents:
NCUACS 69.7.97/BS/8. Manuscript notes on 'Synchrotron Performance', etc.
NCUACS 69.7.97/BS/9. Synchrotron personnel circulation list; list of technical staff duties.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/36  1961

Contents:
NCUACS 69.7.97/BS/10. Manuscript notes on 'Possible deuteron experiment' and 'Injection of other ions'

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.37  1961

Contents:
NCUACS 69.7.97/BS/11. Manuscript notes by C.P. van Zyl on experiments at the Harwell cyclotron, 1961; offprint on peripheral collisions, 1961.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.38  1961-1963

Contents:
NCUACS 69.7.97/BS/12. 'Maintenance of Proton Synchrotron and Hydrogen Liquifier', 2pp typescript, 1961; 'Synchrotron finances Aug 1962 - July/Dec 1963', 3pp duplicated typescript, February 1963.
NCUACS 69.7.97/BS/13. Manuscript notes on general programme by H.B. van der Raay, 1961-1962.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.39  1961-1962

Contents:
NCUACS 69.7.97/BS/14. Manuscript 'Summary of number of theses on synchrotron work', 1961-1962.
NCUACS 69.7.97/BS/15. Manuscript notes on 'Topics for H.E. physics reports, 1961-1962.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.40  1962

Contents:
NCUACS 69.7.97/BS/16. Plans for beam transport; 'Proposals for a second beam line' by van der Raay, 6pp typescript

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.41  1962

Contents:
NCUACS 69.7.97/BS/17. Department of Physics Report on 'Beam transport equipment for the Birmingham proton synchrotron' by W.E. Burcham

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.42  1963

Contents:
NCUACS 69.7.97/BS/18. Photograph of injection equipment
NCUACS 69.7.97/BS/19. 'Synchrotron running schedule 1963'; manuscript notes on 'Design group work'.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.43  1962-1964

Contents:
NCUACS 69.7.97/BS/20. 'Experimental programme for the Birmingham synchrotron 1962-1967' by Burcham, 6pp typescript, September 1962; 'Future experiments with the Birmingham synchrotron' by J.D. Dowell, 5p duplicated typescript, 1964; manuscript notes.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.44  1965-1967

Contents:
NCUACS 69.7.97/BS/21. Photocopied manuscript notes on 'Synchrotron Operation 1965-6-7'.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.45  19 February 1965

Contents:
NCUACS 69.7.97/BS/22. Letter from Moon to the Vice-Chancellor re grant for the maintenance of the synchrotron
NCUACS 69.7.97/BS/23. Photocopied manuscript notes on synchrotron performance

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.46  3 March 1967

Contents:
NCUACS 69.7.97/BS/24. Annotated paper for meeting of Nimrod Group

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.47  1967-1968

Contents:
NCUACS 69.7.97/BS/25. Papers relating to closure of Birmingham synchrotron, 1967 and its dismantling 1968.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.48, B.49  1965-1969

Contents:
NCUACS 69.7.97/BS/26. Papers relating to establishment of the Birmingham Film Analysis Unit

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.48  1965-1966

Contents:
Includes Department of Physics Report on 'Proposal for an automatic film analysis unit at Birmingham', February 1966.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.49  1967-1969

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.50  c1980

Contents:
NCUACS 69.7.97/BS/27. Manuscript list of papers relating to the high energy physics programme 'thrown away 1980'.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.51, B.52  1993

Contents:
NCUACS 69.7.97/BS/28. Papers relating to 40th Anniversary of the synchrotron, September 1993.
See also NCUACS 69.7.97/B.21-NCUACS 69.7.97/B.23.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.51  c1965

Contents:
Correspondence re arrangements.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.52  c1965

Contents:
Lists of possible participants and those attending; programme.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.53, B.54  1995-1996

Contents:
NCUACS 69.7.97/BS/29. Papers re J.D. Lawson's section on the Birmingham synchrotron in his article on early British synchrotrons.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.53  c1965

Contents:
Typescript drafts: 'Very rough draft', paginated 19-23, with manuscript annotations; 'Second draft', paginated 19-24; 'Final draft', paginated 19-31 + figures.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/B.54  c1965

Contents:
Miscellaneous papers and correspondence re Lawson's draft and background material.

SECTION C: RESEARCH  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.1-C.50  [n.d.]

Contents:
NCUACS 69.7.97/C.1-C.4 POSITIVE IONS
NCUACS 69.7.97/C.5-C.7 NEUTRONS
NCUACS 69.7.97/C.8-C.13 ATOMIC ENERGY
NCUACS 69.7.97/C.14-C.40 ROTORS
NCUACS 69.7.97/C.41-C.50 SYNCHROTRON

POSITIVE IONS  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.1-C.4  ?1928-1992

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.1  c1928-1932

Contents:
Index cards used by Moon for bibliographical references and notes on the literature.
A label by W.E. Burcham, Moon's Royal Society Memorialist, states:
'?1928-32 Probably collected by PBM while a graduate student, & at I.C. pre-neutron mainly solid state - discharges electron diffraction etc'.

'Positive ions', material so labelled.  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.2-C.4  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.2  1934-1938

Contents:
'The thermal ionization of sodium by tungsten', 7pp manuscript draft dated July 1934, with letters to Moon from H. Ferreira 19 April and 13 November 1938.
A note by Burcham states:
'Unpublished work 1938 with Ferreira at Imp Coll on thermal ions of Na on W. See personal record, version 1 [NCUACS 69.7.97/A.6] not rounded off because of fission!'

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.3  1987

Contents:
Letter from J.H. Fremlin, 5 February 1987, enclosing photocopy of 1938 report and 1947 offprint, re use of stretched rubber sheet for 'estimating two-dimensional field distributions', and 1943 offprint re hard valves.
Moon and Oliphant had first suggested the use of the stretched rubber sheet in a paper of 1929 (Bibliog. 1).

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.4  1992

Contents:
Letter from Lady Jeffreys, 6 April 1992, enclosing offprints on potential barriers, 1942 and 1955, with manuscript note by Moon beginning 'The original Bullard/Moon machine, finished at ECB's parents' home in Norwich during the Easter vacation 1931'.

NEUTRONS  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.5-C.7  1932-1939, n.d

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.5  c1939

Contents:
'Neutrons', contents of Moon's folder so inscribed: 1p typescript 'Extract from Sir George Thomson's personal memoir' recording work with Moon and others on neutrons 1932-1938, photocopies of papers and offprints by Moon et al on neutrons (Bibliog. 6, 8-10, 18).

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.6  1938-1939

Contents:
Hardback notebook labelled on front cover 'Imp. Coll. Neutrons (Time of Flight)'.
Used from the front for data from Maxwell and boron runs ca July-December 1938, paginated 1-49, and from the back for notes on runs July 1938-July 1939.
Loose material intercalated.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.7  n.d

Contents:
Untitled manuscript rough draft + graphs beginning 'The following discussion tends to show that an evacuated tube nearly 3000 feet long and 1 foot diameter, made of material reasonably absorbent to neutrons would be a suitable collimator for velocity spectroscopy'.

ATOMIC ENERGY  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.8-C.13  1939-1981

'Correspondence 1939 and 1945 from Oliphant and Moon [...] and MLO's memoranda about isotope repn, plans for nuclear accelerators [...]'. Contents of Moon's folder so inscribed divided into seven for ease of reference.  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.8-C.13  [n.d.]

Contents:
Much of the material found in the folder was created by Moon's predecessor as Poynting Professor of Physics, M.L. E. Oliphant.
The extensively annotated folder, with labels attached by Burcham, has been retained at C.8

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.8  1939-1981

Contents:
Original folder.
Letter from J.A. Robertson, UK Atomic Energy Authority, covering return of material to University of Birmingham Physics Department and suggesting possible course of action re further of Moon's papers relating to atomic energy held by UKAEA, 23 November 1981.
Letter of recommendation from Oliphant to Aliens Tribunal, vouching for R.E. Peierls, 9 October 1939.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.9  1940-1941

Contents:
Correspondence and papers, chiefly re M.A.U.D. Sub-Committee and, later, M.A.U.D. Committees; undated draft letters from Moon to F. Brundrett and others, chiefly re contribution of H.A.H. Boot.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.10  Undated

Contents:
'Choice of Fissile Material', 2pp typescript with table of 'Qualitative summary of some properties of fissile elements of importance for power production and for nuclear explosives' (two copies, one corrected), ?by Oliphant.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.11  1945, n.d.

Contents:
Typescript drafts by Oliphant: 'Nuclear Energy and the Future', 3pp, 18 August 1945; 'Science and the Future', 3pp, 12 October 1945; 'Atomic Energy', 8pp, 19 October 1945; 'Power production by Nuclear Methods', 3pp, n.d.
Copy of 'Statement (by Los Alamos Scientists)' on the implications of the atomic bomb, 5pp typescript.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.12  C1945

Contents:
Manuscript draft of letter to W.A. Akers by Oliphant headed 'Nuclear Physics and T.A.', with attached 9pp typescript and manuscript draft 'The Acceleration of Particles to Very High Energies', ca 1945.
Letters from R.E. Peierls to Oliphant, 26 July and 16 November 1945, with copies of Peierls's letters to W.N. Haworth and G.N. Watson, re developments at the University of Birmingham, July-December 1945.
Peieris's letter of 16 November responds to remarks of Oliphant's on atomic power and scientists' responsibilities, as reported in the press.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.13  1967


Related information: For material re Moon's research with the synchrotron see NCUACS 69.7.97/C.41-NCUACS 69.7.97/C.50 below; for material re nuclear accelerators at the University of Birmingham see NCUACS 69.7.97/B.17-NCUACS 69.7.97/B.54.

Contents:
'The Genesis of the Nuffield Cyclotron and the Proton Synchrotron. A Memoir by Sir Marcus Oliphant. 1967', with manuscript note by Moon on front cover.

ROTORS  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.14-C.40  1945-1992

Contents of folder divided into thirteen for ease of reference.  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.14-C.26  [n.d.]

Contents:
Folder labelled by Burcham:
'Rotor development from the beginning: Bull, Marshall, Ralls. Review light articles on rotors & molecular beams'.
T.H. Bull, D.G. Marshall and M.P. Ralls were colleagues in the Birmingham Physics Department working on rotors.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.14  (1916)

Contents:
Photocopy of 1916 article re molecular collision. Inscribed by Burcham 'Attracted Philip's attention at school (see personal record)'.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.15  1945-1946

Contents:
Typescript memoranda by Moon:
'Possible experiments with high speed molecules', 1p + figure, 7 February 1945.
'Possible experiments with fast molecular beams', 6pp, 1 February 1946 + 1p 'Note added 7/2/46'.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.16  1946-1951, 1956

Contents:
Correspondence with suppliers of equipment

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.17  9 April 1952

Contents:
'Notes on proposed experiments with Alkali Metal Atomic Beams' by D.G. Marshall, 5pp typescript

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.18  1954

Contents:
'A mechanical method for the activation of fast reactions' by Moon and T.H. Bull, manuscript draft with extensive addition and correction, Bibliog. 27

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.19  April-May 1954

Contents:
Correspondence re remarks at Faraday Society Discussion following paper by Moon and Bull on study of fast reactions

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.20  1954

Contents:
'Further experiments using High-Speed Rotors', manuscript draft with manuscript inscription by Moon 'TH Bull (undated, probably after our 1954 paper)'

'Rotors and Molecular Beams'.  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.21-C.24  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.21  27 August 1969

Contents:
Part I, by Moon, 21pp typescript

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.22  April 1970

Contents:
Part II, by Moon, 35pp typescript + figures

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.23, C.24  ca 1976

Contents:
Part III, by C.T. Rettner and J.P. Simons, 27pp + 17pp appendices + figures, 2 folders.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.25  1973-1975

Contents:
Correspondence and papers. Includes material re speed record set by high-speed rotors at University of Birmingham.
See also NCUACS 69.7.97/B.22.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.26  1987-1989

Contents:
Correspondence from M.R. Ralls, 1987, and T.H. Bull, 1987, 1989, re rotors and molecular beams; last page of undated earlier letter from Bull to Moon; manuscript notes and figures etc.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.27  1949

Contents:
Hardback notebook labelled on front cover '1949'.
Used for notes and calculations on rotors.
Material intercalated includes photograph of rotor.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.28  29 October 1959

Contents:
'Note on the development of resonant scatterings' by Moon, 3pp typescript, with a later note by Moon attached.
Photocopy of extract from published proceedings of Royal Society Discussion Meeting on 'The measurement of electron-neutrino angular corrections', 5 December 1957, including Moon's contribution, with later annotation by Moon. Found with 'Note' above.

'Simons & others, especially D.R. Bates, J.N. Dodd, G.R. Isaak (on reaction) I. Powis, I.W.M. Smith'. Contents of folder so inscribed divided into three for ease of reference.  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.29-C.31  [n.d.]

Contents:
Folder also labelled by Burcham '"CHEMICAL" rotors'.
Chiefly correspondence re rotors, the 1992 correspondence is re Moon and G.R. Isaak's note on 'The Resonant Atom/Atom/Photon Interactions'.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.29  1980-1989

Contents:
Correspondence with J.P. Simons, 1980, 1986-1992, and from R. Tuckett, 1986, and I.W.M. Smith, 1989.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.30  1992-1993

Contents:
Correspondence with D.R. Bates, C. Bederson and J.N. Dodd, 1992; letter to I. Powis, 1993.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.31

Contents:
3 slightly different 2pp typescript drafts of 'The Resonant Atom/Atom/Photon Interactions'; 1p manuscript notes on 'Papers relevant to rotor chemistry'.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.32  Undated, possibly 1940s

Contents:
Manuscript notes, calculations, and graphs re five tests with rotor equipment.

'Mol. beam chemistry/Historical' and Rotors'. Contents of Moon's folder so inscribed divided into eight for ease of reference.  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.33-C.40  [n.d.]


Related information: See also NCUACS 69.7.97/E.24-E.28.

Contents:
The folder was also labelled by Burcham 'Double rotor expt Preparation of last papers 1989-94'. Most of the material is drafts for 'Pulse compression and intensity enhancement in rotor-propelled molecular beams', Bibliog. 56 (1991)

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.33  1989

Contents:
'Pulse compression and intensity enhancement [...]', 13pp typescript + 3pp appendix and figures annotated 'Early version 30.8.89'.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.34  C1990

Contents:
8pp typescript of section of 'Pulse compression and intensity enhancement [...]' beginning '8. Broad-blade and fan designs'; 4pp typescript drafts of 'Appendix: design of cavity rotors', and 'Appendix 2 A high-intensity disc system'; 2pp typescript draft of '$ 3 Kinetics of evaporation'.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.35  C1990

Contents:
Sets of figures.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.36  1950

Contents:
Typescript pages from unidentified draft; figure and graph; 1p typescript notes on 'D.G. Marshall, Ph.D. thesis, Birmingham, May 1950'.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.37  Undated

Contents:
Manuscript calculations labelled by Burcham 'Calculations in retirement? For last papers?'; manuscript note of 'Further possibilities'.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.38  Undated

Contents:
Photocopy of article on 'Low-energy pulsed beam sources', with Moon's manuscript notes found therewith.

Photographs.  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.39, C.40  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.39  1973-1976

Contents:
Moon holding rotor, 1976; equipment, 1973

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.40  1975

Contents:
Equipment

SYNCHROTRON  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.41-C.50  1951-1956, 1963


Related information: Material relating to UK accelerator policy is presented in section D. Further material re the synchrotron at the University of Birmingham can be found at NCUACS 69.7.97/B.17-NCUACS 69.7.97/B.20 and NCUACS 69.7.97/C.13 above.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.41  1951

Contents:
Hardback notebook labelled on ?front cover 'Synchrotron 1951-52' and on ?back cover '7/51 to 3/52'.
Used from the front and from the back for notes, calculations etc.
Loose material intercalated.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.42  1952-1954

Contents:
Hardback notebook labelled on front cover 'Synch (mostly) [?] PBM'.
Used from the front and from the back for notes and calculations, some on rotors. 1952.
Loose material intercalated, some dated 1953-1954.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.43  1953

Contents:
Hardback notebook labelled on front cover 'P. B. Moon High-energy physics Lectures from various staff members' and '10/52 to 11/53'.
Used from the front and at the back for notes on lectures.
Loose material intercalated.

'Synchrotron'. Contents of Moon's folder so inscribed divided into four for ease of reference.  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.44-C.47  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.44  7 June 1952

Contents:
Note re injector for the synchrotron, November 1950; 'Report on the Conference on High Energy Accelerators for Nuclear Research', duplicated typescript

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.45  (1956)

Contents:
Two drafts of 'Spare charge and ionisation phenomena in fixed-gradient proton synchrotron' by Moon, 7pp and 8pp typescript, Bibliog. 33; 1p typescript abstract.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.46  1952-1955

Contents:
'The space-charge limit in a synchrotron', annotated 'Appendix 1', 3pp typescript, November 1953 with telegram and letter, 1952, found therewith; letter to Sir John Cockcroft, September 1955, re space charge effects.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.47  Undated

Contents:
Manuscript notes etc.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.48  (1956)

Contents:
'Proposal for injecting protons into a synchrotron by dissociation of molecular ions' by Moon, typescript and manuscript draft with manuscript corrections + figures, Bibliog. 31

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.49  C1956

Contents:
Manuscript draft pages found with preceding.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/C.50  1963

Contents:
'Possible methods of reducing the spread of energy in a beam of charged particles' by Moon and D.A. O'Connor, 5pp duplicated typescript + figure, 17 May 1963; response by J.H. Fremlin, 2pp typescript, 28 May 1963.

SECTION D: UK ACCELERATOR DEVELOPMENT  NCUACS 69.7.97/D.1-D.18  [n.d.]

Correspondence and papers re proposed new UK High Energy Accelerator  NCUACS 69.7.97/D.1-D.8  1955

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/D.1  1955

Contents:
Bound copy of 'Symposium on High Energy Accelerators (A.E.R.E., Harwell, 13/14th May, 1955) Summary of Proceedings' by T.G. Pickavance.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/D.2  1955

Contents:
Copy of Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Harwell report 'Development of High Energy Accelerators in the U.S.A.' by Pickavance and W. Walkinshaw

Correspondence and papers re proposed high energy accelerators at Harwell  NCUACS 69.7.97/D.3-D.9  1955

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/D.3  1955, July

Contents:
Copies of replies to circular letter from the UK Atomic Energy Authority to leading physicists 'asking which type of machine should be built to meet the future needs of high energy particles for nuclear research'.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/D.4  1955, September

Contents:
Correspondence and papers

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/D.5  1955

Contents:
'Notes on the High Energy Accelerator Programme', 3pp duplicated typescript; manuscript notes.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/D.6-D.8  1955

Contents:
Background information. 3 folders.

National Institute for Research in Nuclear Science (NIRNS)  NCUACS 69.7.97/D.9-D.18  1960

Contents:
Moon served on the NIRNS Physics Committee and its Working Party on Future Accelerator Policy.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/D.9  8 January 1960

Contents:
Minutes of Physics Committee, Records Moon joining the Working Party.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/D.10  March 1960

Contents:
Papers re Helium Bubble Chamber

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/D.11-D.16  27-28 March 1960

Contents:
Papers for meeting of the Working Party on Future Accelerator Policy, 6 folders.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/D.17  9 May 1960

Contents:
Papers for meeting of Joint Consultative Panel for Nuclear Research and NIRNS Physics Committee

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/D.18  1960

Contents:
Background information on CERN Proton Synchrotron; manuscript notes; list of particle accelerators in worldwide.

SECTION E: DRAFTS, PUBLICATIONS, LECTURES AND BROADCASTS  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.1-E.43  [n.d.]

Contents:
NCUACS 69.7.97/E.1-E.30 DRAFTS AND PUBLICATIONS
NCUACS 69.7.97/E.1-E.29 Drafts
NCUACS 69.7.97/E.30 Off-prints
NCUACS 69.7.97/E.31-E.43 LECTURES AND BROADCASTS

DRAFTS AND PUBLICATIONS 1929-1995  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.1-E.30  [n.d.]

Contents:
NCUACS 69.7.97/E.1-E.29 Drafts
NCUACS 69.7.97/E.30 Off-prints

Drafts  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.1-E.29  1940-1992

Contents:
A chronological sequence of material relating to publications or to the possible intention to publish. The material includes drafts found labelled 'Unpublished miscellaneous' mostly relating to wartime work on shortwave radar and later publications material.
Where applicable reference has been made to the Bibliography in the Royal Society memoir of Moon (A.11) in the form Bibliog. ...

'Unpublished miscellaneous', material so labelled divided into eighteen for ease of reference.  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.1-E.18  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.1  3 December 1940

Contents:
'Report on the use of a low-power quenched oscillator as combined receiver and transmitter', 4pp duplicated typescript

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.2  19 December 1940; n.d

Contents:
'Notes on the detection of signals in the presence of random noise', 7pp typescript + figure, with manuscript additions
'Notes on detection of signals in presence of noise', 4pp typescript, but probably related to preceding.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.3  1941

Contents:
'The detection of signals initially below noise-level', 3pp duplicated typescript, 1 January 1941, with manuscript 'Notes on meeting at Haslemere 15/1/41' on verso of page 3.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.4  1942

Contents:
'Addendum to Lisbon notes on signal/noise ratio and band width', 2pp typescript, 14 February 1942.
'Conditions for optimum signal-to-noise ration in velocity-modulated mixers', 6pp typescript and manuscript, nd but probably related to preceding.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.5  1943

Contents:
'Experiments related to the detection of moving targets by Doppler effect (July-August 1943), 4pp typescript with manuscript additions and corrections, 11 September 1943.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.6  December 1944

Contents:
'Plans for measuring the active-time curve of the test gadget (II)', 2pp typescript and manuscript.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.7  n.d

Contents:
'Notes and suggestions relating to A.A. prediction', 10pp typescript + figure with manuscript correction,
'A method of range measurement', 2pp duplicated typescript; manuscript notes, n.d. Found with preceding.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.8  n.d

Contents:
Untitled 2pp typescript + figures on prediction of aircraft flight, possibly related to preceding work on targetting anti-aircraft fire

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.9  1967

Contents:
'Mössbauer line shifts and quadrupole splittings in some ferrocyanides and ferricyanides', with H.A. Begum, 5pp typescript + tables and figures. Not listed in Bibliog., latest bibliographical reference 1967.

'Professor Moon. Radiography with transparent scintillators'. Contents of Moon's folder so inscribed, divided into four for ease of reference (with original folder at E.10). Label on verso by Moon states: 'Not published - senior medical physicist said that radioisotopes would not tolerate cross-hairs and was being overtaken by computerised [?]'.  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.10-E.14  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.10  Undated

Contents:
Original folder.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.11  Undated

Contents:
'Radiography with transparent scintillators', with L.A. Hooper, typescript and manuscript draft with manuscript corrections.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.12  Undated

Contents:
Tables, figures and summary.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.13  Undated

Contents:
Earlier draft, 14pp typescript + tables.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.14  May 1968

Contents:
'Final Report. (A summary of thesis submitted for the degree of Ph.D. in April 1968.) Lesley A. Hooper', 2pp typescript.

'Possible review article for Rep. Prog. Phys. 1975-78'. Contents of Moon's folder so inscribed divided into two for ease of reference.  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.15, E.16  [n.d.]

Contents:
Moon offered to write an article on 'Attainment and laboratory uses of high speed rotation'.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.15  1975-1978

Contents:
Correspondence with Institute of Physics re proposed article

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.16  c1975-1978

Contents:
'Magnetically suspended high-speed rotors' by A.E. Huston, 6pp duplicated typescript + figures.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.17  ?1980

Contents:
Manuscript draft with label by Burcham 'Sunrise & Sunset Maybe about 1980?'.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.18  n.d

Contents:
'Principle of a beta-ray spectroscope combining high resolution with large angular aperture', 4pp typescript + figures.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.19  3 October 1947

Contents:
'A suggested **Greek**-ray spectroscope', 2pp typescript

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.20  4 October 1947

Contents:
'Notes on the possibility of observing the "complete" **Greek**-ray spectrum of nuclei following neutron capture', 4pp typescript + figure

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.21  (1972)

Contents:
'Vibrations of fibres in centrifugal stress', 7pp typescript with manuscript corrections + figure, Bibliog. 47

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.22  1983


Related information: See also NCUACS 69.7.97/C.25.

Contents:
'University of Birmingham Superlative', Bibliog. 53 (1983).
This was a letter to the editor clarifying an article in the University of Birmingham Bulletin, 7 November 1983, on the speed record set in 1975 by the University of Birmingham high-speed rotor. The folder includes a copy of the article.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.23  1989

Contents:
'Proposal for an atomic furnace', 4pp typescript + figures'.

'Pulse compression and intensity enhancement in rotor-propelled molecular beams', Bibliog. 56  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.24-E.28  (1991)


Related information: See also NCUACS 69.7.97/C.33-NCUACS 69.7.97/C.35.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.24  23 September 1989

Contents:
13pp typescript

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.25  19 January 1991

Contents:
6pp typescript

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.26  14 May 1991

Contents:
10pp typescript

[no title or date]  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.27

Contents:
Sets of figures.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.28  1990-1991

Contents:
Correspondence from Contemporary Physics, and with W.E. Burcham, 1991, re drafts and publication.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.29  (1992)

Contents:
'Reminiscences and discoveries (the London Physics Club, 1928-1953)', Bibliog. 57.
4pp typescript; two corrected and annotated off-prints

Off-prints  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.30  1929-1995

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.30  c1929-1995

Contents:
A nearly complete sequence of Moon's off-prints. Some are annotated or corrected by him. Not all are listed in the Bibliography.

LECTURES AND BROADCASTS  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.31-E.43  1946-1983

'Talks & writings', material so labelled. Drafts for lectures, talks and radio broadcasts.  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.31-E.40  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.31  1946

Contents:
Draft on atomic power annotated 'BBC talk 1946'.
4pp typescript; page of typescript draft found attached.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.32  c 1947

Contents:
Draft on atomic power annotated 'Final draft - sent 30/4/47'.
3pp typescript.
Draft on atomic power annotated 'BBC - 1st draft', nd.
6pp typescript

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.33  1952

Contents:
Manuscript draft on molecular and nuclear structure for lecture to 'PPS [Poynting Physical Society] 29/1/52'.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.34  1954

Contents:
Manuscript notes for lecture for lecture to 'PPS [Poynting Physical Society] 28/1/54'.
'Benjamin Franklin', manuscript draft for lecture '23.2.54'.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.35  1955 - 1957

Contents:
'Resonators for Radiations', manuscript notes for lecture to 'PPS [Poynting Physical Society] 17/1/55'.
'Tops and gyroscopes', manuscript notes for lecture to 'Hull 21/10/57' and PPS [Poynting Physical Society] 22/10/57'.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.36  1965

Contents:
'High Speed rotation', manuscript notes and draft for lecture to 'PPS [Poynting Physical Society] 19/11/68'.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.37  7 November 1974

Contents:
Address at Prize-giving, King Edward VI Grammar School, Stourbridge
Programme; 3pp typescript.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.38  1977-1978

Contents:
Manuscript notes for lecture on molecular collisions annotated 'To whom? When? Probably 1977 or 78'.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.39  December 1983

Contents:
University of Birmingham Congregation Address.
3pp typescript draft with manuscript corrections.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.40  n.d

Contents:
Manuscript notes for lecture to 'Lunar Society'.
'Chemical & Nuclear Reactions', manuscript draft of lecture, n.d.

'Yarns and spinners: recollections of Rutherford and applications of swift rotation', Royal Society Rutherford Memorial Lecture, Monash University, Australia  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.41, E.42  10 April 1975


Related information: See also NCUACS 69.7.97/A.38.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.41  1975

Contents:
Pages of manuscript and typescript drafts.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.42  1977

Contents:
List of dates; illustration for lecture; letter from Royal Society re draft for publication, 27 September 1977; 'Marked proof'.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/E.43  c1980

Contents:
'John Henry Poynting', Department of Physics, University of Birmingham, 7 October 1980.
This was held as part of the Centenary celebrations of the Department of Physics. See NCUACS 69.7.97/B.10.
Manuscript draft and background material found therewith.

SECTION F: CORRESPONDENCE  NCUACS 69.7.97/F.1-F.26  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/F.1  1943-1958

Contents:
Correspondence:
E.G. Acheson Ltd/British Acheson Electrodes Ltd Supply of pure graphite for minature ovens. 1943
Bodkin, T. 1958

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/F.2  1987

Contents:
Bradley, D. A.
Photon scattering.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/F.3  1988-1994

Contents:
Burcham, W. E.
Burcham was Oliver Lodge Professor of Physics at the University of Birmingham 1951-1980. He and G.R. Isaak wrote Moon's Royal Society Biographical Memoir.
Letters to Burcham. The letters include Moon's observations on his health, and reminiscences.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/F.4  1943-1950

Contents:
Chadwick, J. 1950
Cockcroft, J. D. 1943

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/F.5  1985-1989

Contents:
Colley, D. C.
Colley was Professor of Elementary Particle Physics at the Univesity of Birmingham.
Includes Moon's reminiscences.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/F.6  1975, n.d

Contents:
Crocker, V. S.
Crocker worked at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Harwell, Berkshire.
Isotope separation and molecular beams.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/F.7  n.d.; 1986

Contents:
Correspondence: Daniels, H. A. 1986
Calculations re voting statistics.
Davies, J. n.d.
Davies was a mathematics lecturer at Wolverhampton Polytechnic and a friend of Moon's.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 69.7.97/F.8

Contents:
Correspondence: Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd 1943
Rubber sheet and other rubber equipment.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/F.9  1942-1943

Contents:
Correspondence: Fertel, G. E. F. 1942
Request to transfer to the University of Birmingham.
Frisch, O. R. 1943

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/F.10  1959-1983

Contents:
Correspondence: Greenlees, G. W. 1959
Greenlees was a member of the Department of Physics at the University of Birmingham.
Letter to Greenlees from J. Schiffer re the Mössbauer Effect.
Gunston, B. 1983
Carbon-fibre rod used in rotors.

Correspondence: Herschbach, D. R.  NCUACS 69.7.97/F.11, F.12  1979-1994

Contents:
Herschbach was a joint recipient of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1986.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/F.11, F.12/F.11  1979-1994

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/F.11, F.12/F.12  c1979-1994

Contents:
Printed background material.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/F.13  1942-1974

Contents:
Correspondence: Hopkins, H. G. 1942
Hopkins worked at the National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, Middlesex.
Work on valves.
Huq, S.S. 1974

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/F.14  1944, 1992, n.d.

Contents:
Correspondence: Institute of Physics 1944
Letter thanking Moon for talk to Electronics Group, Birmingham, February 1944.
Isaak, G. R. 1992
Isaak was a Professor of Physics at the University of Birmingham. He and W.E. Burcham wrote Moon's Royal Society Biographical Memoir.
Chiefly re health.
Karlik, B. n.d.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/F.15  1957, 1974

Contents:
Correspondence: Lawson, J. D. 1957
Moon's 'suggestion of injection by dissociation of H2+;.
Leibnitz, H. Maier- 1974

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/F.16  1952-1953

Contents:
Correspondence: Malmfors, K. G.
Work on resonant scattering of gamma-rays. Includes typescript draft sent to Moon for comment.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/F.17  1942, 1947

Contents:
Correspondence: Mott, N. F. 1947
Muller & Co. (England) Ltd 1942

Correspondence: Oliphant, M. L. E.  NCUACS 69.7.97/F.18-F.22  1937-1946

Contents:
Moon worked with Oliphant in the Cavendish Laboratory 1928-1931. In 1937 Oliphant was appointed Poynting Professor of Physics at the University of Birmingham. Moon joined him in Birmingham as Lecturer a year later. In 1950 Oliphant returned to Australia to take up the Directorship of the Research School of Physical Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra. Moon succeeded him as Poynting Professor.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/F.18  1937-1938


Related information: See also NCUACS 69.7.97/A.24.

Contents:
Correspondence re possible move of Moon to University of Birmingham

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/F.19  1939


Related information: See also NCUACS 69.7.97/A.25.

Contents:
Includes correspondence re Moon's work with Thomson at Imperial College London.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/F.20  1941-1944

Contents:
Includes correspondence re work in progress at Birmingham while Oliphant was in Australia, 1943, and while Moon was serving with the British Supply Council in the USA, 1944.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/F.21  1945

Contents:
Chiefly correspondence re current research and post-war plans.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/F.22  1946

Contents:
Developments at Birmingham.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/F.23  1992, n.d.

Contents:
Correspondence: Parkhouse, G. 1992
Polkingthorne, J. C. 1992
Letter to Polkingthorne, with enclosures, re 'public misunderstanding of science'.
Proctor, B. n.d.
Proctor was a student of Moon's at the University of Birmingham in the 1950s.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/F.24  1943, 1986

Contents:
Correspondence: Ramsey, H. T. 1943
Simons, J. P. 1986
Stever, H. G. 1943
Sutton, R. W. 1943

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/F.25  1943, 1987, 1992

Contents:
Correspondence: Tabor, D. 1992
Tabor was a student of Moon's at Imperial College London in the 1930s.
Thomson, J. 1943
Turgel, R.S. 1987
Turgel was a student of Moon's at the University of Birmingham in the 1940s
Includes photocopies of photograph of Turgel and J.E.R. Holmes in a Birmingham physics laboratory.

[no title]  NCUACS 69.7.97/F.26  1985, 1991

Contents:
Correspondence: Vick, F.A. 1991
Wilkinson, D. H. 1991
Exchange re Nabla-V Club at Cambridge and London Physics Club.
Young, K.M. 1985, 1995

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