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  • 1 Former Sapienza Università di Roma, Via D. Chelini 5, 00197, Rome, Italy
  • 2 New Technology—Research Centre in the West Bohemian Region, West Bohemian University, Universitní 8, 30114, Pilsen, Czech Republic sestak@fzu.cz
  • 3 Institute of Physics, Cukrovarnicka 10, 16200, Praha, Czech Republic
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Abstract

Dr. Robert Cameron Mackenzie was an eminent scientist who gave a major contribution to the progress of science in the fields of thermal analysis and clay minerals. He was a leading figure in the East–West cooperation at times when these relations were politically very difficult. The authors give an outline of his achievements and some personal recollections of his activity.

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  • 8. Mackenzie, RC 1956 DTA and its use in soil-clay mineralogy. Geol Fören Stockh 78:508525.

  • 9. Mackenzie, RC, Milne, AA 1953 The effect of grinding on micas. Clay Miner Bull 2:5762 .

  • 10. Mackenzie, RC 1954 Free iron-oxide removal from soils. J Soil Sci 5:167172 .

  • 11. Mackenzie, RC 1956 The thermal investigation of soil clays. Agrochimica 1:122.

  • 12. Mackenzie, RC 1956 Some unsolved problems in clay mineralogy. Geol Fören Stockh 78:558560.

  • 13. Mackenzie, RC 1957 Modern methods for studying clays. Agrochimica 1:305307.

  • 14. Mackenzie, RC 1957 Hydration and hydroxylation with special reference to montmorillonite. Geol Fören Stockh 79:5860.

  • 15. Mitchell, BD, Mackenzie, RC 1959 An apparatus for differential thermal analysis under controlled atmosphere conditions. Clay Miner Bull 4:3134 .

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  • 45. Mackenzie, RC 1984 De Calore: prelude to thermal analysis. Thermochim Acta 73:251306 .

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  • 52. Proks I . Evaluation of the knowledge of phase equilibria. In: Chvoj Z, Šesták J, Tříska A, editors. Kinetic phase diagrams. Amsterdam: Elsevier; 1991. p. 153.

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  • 53. Proks I . Celok je jednodušší než jeho části. (Whole is simpler than its parts). Bratislava: Publishing House of Slovak Academy of Sciences; 2010 (in Slovak).

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  • 54. Šesták, J, Proks, I, Šatava, V, Habersberger, K, Brandštetr, J, Koráb, O, Pekárek, V, Rosický, J, Vaniš, M, Velíšek, J 1986 The history of thermoanalytical and related methods in the territory of present-day Czechoslovakia. Thermochim Acta 100:255270 .

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  • 55. Šesták, J, Hubík, P, Mareš, JJ 2011 Historical roots and development of thermal analysis and calorimetry J Šesták JJ Mareš P Hubík eds. Glassy, amorphous and nano-crystalline materials Springer Berlin 347370.

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  • 56. Šesták, J, Mackenzie, RC 2001 The heat/fire concept and its journey from prehistoric time into the third millennium. J Therm Anal Calorim 64:129147 .

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