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Biographical entry Sanders, John Veysey (1924 - 1987)

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Born
28 May 1924
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Died
3 December 1987
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Physicist and Crystallographer

Summary

John Sanders worked for the CSIRO Division of Tribophysics 1950-1987, studying electron diffraction and electron microscopy. His particular interest was the structure and properties of gemstones, especially the colour displayed by precious opal.

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Born Adelaide, 28 May 1924. Died Melbourne, 3 December 1987. Educated Universities of Adelaide (BSc (hons) 1947) and Cambridge (PhD 1949). CSIRO Division of Tribophysics (later Division of Materials Science, then Materials Science and Technology) 1950-87, being Assistant Chief of the Division for much of this time. Federal Patron, Gemmological Association of Australia and for several years conducted theory and practical classes on the properties of gemstones for the Association in Victoria. Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1980.

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  • John Veysey Sanders - Records, 1960 - 1987, MS 161; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

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McCarthy, G.J.