Mikhail Petrovich Avenarius

Avenarius, Mikhail Petrovich

 

Born Sept. 7 (19), 1835; died Sept. 4 (16), 1895. Russian physicist. Became corresponding member of the Petersburg Academy of Sciences in 1876. He was graduated from the University of Petersburg in 1858 and became a professor at the University of Kiev in 1866.

Avenarius studied thermoelectric phenomena and developed a formula for thermoelectromotive force. He determined the critical temperatures for a number of liquids.

WORKS

O termoelektrichestve. St. Petersburg, 1864.
Ob elektricheskikh raznostiakh metallov pri razlichnykh temperaturakh. St. Petersburg, 1866.

REFERENCES

Rusakov, V. P. “Kievskii fizik Mikhail Petrovich Avenarius.” In Trudy Instituta istorii estestvoznaniia i tekhniki (AN SSSR), . vol. 5. Moscow, 1955. Pages 181–215.
Stoletov, A. “M. P. Avenarius.” [Obituary.] Zhurnal russkogo fiz.-khim. ob-va, 1895, vol. 27, issue 8.
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