Lloyd B. Thomas, courtesy of UMC Chemistry Department
Record Group: 6 C
Scope and Content Note
The records within this Sub-Group came from Vince Roach, former student of Thomas and retired chemistry professor from the University of Missouri-Rolla.Biographical Note:
Lloyd Brewster Thomas was a dedicated teacher, a respected scholar, and a world-renowned researcher (1909-1991). After earning an A.B. in Chemistry (Phi Beta Kappa) at the University of Missouri, Thomas continued his studies, ultimately receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. Thomas returned to MU to teach chemistry the summer of 1935 and thus began a long and distinguished career at the Columbia campus of the University of Missouri. Thomas taught continuously (except for two sabbatical leaves in which he accepted visiting professorships at Oxford and Berkeley) until his 1979 retirement, at which time he was named Professor Emeritus. Thomas continued to maintain a presence on campus and was active in the Chemistry Department up until his death in 1991.
In addition to being a respected teacher, Thomas was a highly regarded researcher whose contributions to the field of chemistry include groundbreaking research on the effect that various gases exert on accommodation of solid surfaces. In honor of his contributions to the University of Missouri-Columbia, The Lloyd B. Thomas Lecture and Performance Series and the Lloyd B. Thomas Chemistry Scholars Program were established.
This Record Sub-Group is divided in to two record series. Series One contains the notebooks and records of Lloyd B. Thomas and each are chronologically arranged. Series Two includes the notebooks and records of students of Lloyd B. Thomas whose research correlated with Thomas's A.C. research. These records are arranged first by the chronological start date of the individual student. All records of that student are then chronologically maintained within that order.
FF 1 - Accommodation Coefficient, Thermal Transpiration; Data and graphs, n.d.
FF 2 - Work-ups of Thomas and Silvernail; Data on Xenon, Argon, ca 1952.
FF 3 - Berkley Presentation Paper on Thermal Accommodation Coefficient by Lloyd B. Thomas and D. Vincent Roach; Drafts, n.d.; Survey and Notes on Silvernail-Schofield-Thomas Notebooks, 1952-1955, 1957, 1964
FF 4 - Determination of the Thermal Accommodation Coefficient and Research on the Conduction of Heat by Dilute Gases from Solid Surfaces and its Use as an Indicator of Surface Condition, Lloyd B. Thomas; Army Contract, Final Report, 1958.
FF 5 - On the Determination of Thermal Accommodation Coefficients in the Temperature Jump Region; Thermal Transpiration Paper and Data, ca 1964
FF 6 - Argon Paper Work-ups; Graphs on Theory Checks, 1968-1987
FF 7 - Lloyd B. Thomas, Miscellany, ca 1969
FF 8 - Oxford Magnetic Suspension, Magnetic Ball Floatation Experiments; Correspondence, data, photographic negatives, apparatus design diagrams, ca 1969-1974
FF 9 - Magnetic Ball Apparatus Plans and Design, Thomas with R.G. Lord, Oxford; Sketches and parts lists, ca 1970
FF 10 - Transition Regime Accommodation Coefficients; Data, 1972
FF 11 - Comparative Measurement of Thermal and Tangential Momentum Accommodation on Polished and Roughened Steel Surfaces, Thomas with R.G. Lord; Working drafts, correspondence, ca 1972
FF 12 - The Assignment of the Heat Flow from Electrically Powered Filaments to Gas Conduction for Accurate Measurement of Thermal Accommodation, Thomas and R.E. Brown. Presented at the Seventh International Symposium on Rarified Gas Dynamics, Pisa, 1970; Paper, background data, correspondence, ca 1970-1974
FF 13 - Magnetic Suspension Experiments; Equipment Design, 1971-1972
FF 14 - Tangential Momentum Accommodation on Ads and Bare Metals; Presentation outline and transparencies, ca 1974
FF 15 - Rotating Sphere, Tangential Momentum Accommodation, Thomas with R.G. Lord; Sketches, data, correspondence, 1974
FF 16 - Argon Transition Regime; Helium, Neon, Krypton, Xenon, 1974-1975, 1986
FF 17 - Terbium Regime; Krypton, Argon, Helium, Xenon, 1974, 1986
FF 18 - Argon Transition Regime, 1974-1975, 1985-1986
FF 19 - Mercury Vapor Pumping, ca 1976
FF 20 - Alkali Metals, Miscellaneous Studies; Data, August 1979
FF 21 - Determination of Thermal Accommodation Coefficients of Helium, Argon,
and Xenon on a Surface of Zircalloy-2 About 25 Degrees Celsius; Lloyd B. Thomas
FF 22 - Heat Conduction in a Mixture of Gases; Tubes Constructed, Book #1, 1981
FF 23 - Workbook on Data Treatment of Accommodation Coefficient on Bare W (Thomas on Silvernail's A.C. Notebooks, 1951-1956),1984
FF 24 - Thomas Review of R 4/3 Data, 1985
FF 25 - Krypton Work-Up, 1986-1987
FF 26 - Xenon, 1990
Series One - Thomas Research Notebooks and Records (cont'd)
Item 1 - Thomas Research Notebook; Mercury Sensitized Decomposition of Hydrogen, Book 5, n.d.
Item 2 - Thomas Research Notebook; Mercury Sensitized Decomposition of Hydrogen, Book 10, n.d.
Item 3 - Thomas Research Notebook, 9/5/1937
Item 4 - Thomas Research Notebook; Mercury Sensitized Decomposition of Hydrogen, 4/1938
Item 5 - Thomas Research Notebook, 9/21/1938 - 6/1/1947
Item 6 - Thomas Research Notebook; Mercury Sensitized Decomposition of Hydrogen, Book 11, 10/1945
Item 7 - Thomas Research Notebook; Mercury Sensitized Decomposition of Hydrogen, Book 12, ca 1945
Item 8 - Thomas Research Notebook; Accommodation Coefficients, Book A, ca 1941
Item 9 - Thomas Research Notebook; Accommodation Coefficients, Book B, 9/1949
Item 10 - Thomas Research Notebook; Accommodation Coefficients, Book C, ca 8/1955
Item 11 - Thomas/Roach Berkley Research Notebook; Book 1, 1962-1963
Item 12 - Thomas/Roach Berkley Research Notebook; Book 2, 1962-1963
Item 13 - Thomas/Roach Berkley Research Notebook; Book 3, 1963
Item 14 - Thomas/Roach Berkley Research Notebook; Book 4, 1963
Box 2 (cont'd)
Item 15 - Work-up of W. L. Silvernail Data on Helium, Neon, Argon, Krypton, and Xenon, n.d.
Item 16 - Work-up of W. L. Silvernail Data on Inert Gas on Clean W, n.d.
Item 17 - J. W. Faust Research Notebook; Research on Accommodation Coefficients, Book 1, 4/1/1948
Item 18 - J. W. Faust Research Notebook; Research on Accommodation Coefficients, Book 2, 6/14/1949
Item 19 - J. W. Faust Research Notebook; Research on Accommodation Coefficients, Book 3, 4/24/1950
Item 20 - J. W. Faust Research Notebook; Research on Accommodation Coefficients, Book 4, 4/3/1951
Series Two - Student Research Notebooks and Records (cont'd)
Item 1 - Charles O. Gerfen Research Notebook, ca 6/28/1948
Item 2 - W. M. Hubbard Research Notebook, 7/13/1949
Item 3 - R. E. Brown Research Notebook, 11/9//1949
Item 4 - R. C. Golike Research Notebook, 3/20/1950
Item 5 - Yehuda H. Wachman Research Notebook; Book 1, 7/11/1950
Item 6 - Yehuda H. Wachman Research Notebook; Book 2, 12/27/1951
Item 7 - Yehuda H. Wachman Research Notebook; Book 1, 5/12/1955
Item 8 - Yehuda H. Wachman Research Notebook; Book 2, 5/5/1956
Item 9 - Walter L. Silvernail Research Notebook; Book 1, 12/18/1951
Item 10 - Walter L. Silvernail Research Notebook; Book 3, 7/14/1953
Item 11 - Walter L. Silvernail Research Notebook; Book 5, n.d.
Item 12 - Thomas and Walter L. Silvernail Research Notebook; Book 6, 10/19/1955
Item 13 - E. B. Schofield, Research Notebook; Book 2, 6/19/1952
Item 14 - Peter Wm. Blickensderfer Research Notebook, n.d.
Item 15 - Peter Wm. Blickensderfer, Research Notebook; 1958
Series Two - Student Research Notebooks and Records (cont'd)
Item 1 - Howard L. Peterson Research Notebook, 3/17/1956
Item 2 - Howard L. Peterson Research Notebook, 4/29/1957
Item 3 - Lloyd B. Thomas and Howard L. Peterson Research Notebook, 3/17/1958
Item 4 - William Best Research Notebook; Book 1, n.d.
Item 5 - William Best Research Notebook; Book 2, n.d.
Item 6 - William Best Research Notebook, 8/5/1960
Item 7 - D. Vincent Roach Research Notebook, 6/1960
Item 8 - D. Vincent Roach Research Notebook, 7/21/1961
Item 9 - Gerald Ziveerink Research Notebook, 8/1/1967
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