George Armstrong

photo needed In existographies, George Thomas Armstrong (1916-1982) (CR:3) was as American scientist noted for his 1930 to 1975 work on the thermodynamics, specifically heats of combustion and heats of formation, of a number of CHNOPS comprised compounds, work generally aimed, via NASA funding, at facilitating the detection of life on other planets.

In the 1960s, Armstrong was consulted by Harold Morowitz. [1]
In 1964, Armstrong, in his “The Calorimeter and its Influence on the Development of Chemistry”, is said to give a cogent overview of the history of calorimetry (see: calorimeter), in respect to the invention of “ingenious instruments” developed over the years, following Lavoisier and Laplace. [2]
1. Armstrong, George T. and Domalski, Eugene S. (1969). “Sixteenth Report on a Survey of Thermodynamic Properties of the Compounds CHNOPS” (pdf), NASA, Jun 30.
2. (a) Armstrong, George T. (1964). “The Calorimeter and its Influence on the Development of Chemistry” (Ѻ) (abs), Journal of Chemical Education, 41(6):287-.
(b) Edsall, John T. and Gutfreund, Hanoch (1983). Biothermodynamics: the Study of Biochemical Processes at Equilibrium (pg. 1). Wiley.

Further reading
● Armstrong, George T. and Goldberg, Robert N. (1976). An Annotated Bibliography of Compiled Thermodynamic Data Sources for Biochemical Aqueous Systems (1930-1975). National Bureau of Standards.

External links
Armstrong, George T. – WorldCat Identities.

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