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Sir (Frederick) Charles Frank, O.B.E. 6 March 1911 — 5 April 1998

F.R.N. Nabarro, J.F. Nye

Elected F.R.S. 1954


Sir Charles Frank will be remembered both for his work in Air Ministry Intelligence in World War II in combating the enemy bomber offensive, and for his work in pure science. His most enduring scientific legacy is his work on crystal growth, liquid crystals and on the role of dislocations in crystals. He was also the first to suggest that mesons could cause cold nuclear fusion.

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