Reference numberAP/8/10
TitleUnpublished paper, 'On the electric column' by J A [Jean-André] de Luc
DescriptionPaper by de Luc regarding an instrument he created by modifying the atmospheric electroscope into an instrument called the electric column. He provides a description of the constituent parts of the electric column and then recounts experiments performed with column, including on the motion and circulation of electric fluid, positive and negative states, external influences, and the column as a pseudo-Mimosa sensitiva [Mimosa pudica] or an aerial electroscope. Includes one page of illustrations.

Subject: Physics

Read to the Royal Society on 22 June 1809.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Digital imagesView item on Science in the Making
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueAP/8/10/1
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8254Luc; Jean Andre De (1727 - 1817)1727 - 1817
Add to My Items

    Collection highlights

    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of
    the world's most eminent scientists and is the
    oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
    Registered charity number 207043

    Website design ©CalmView


    + 44 207 451 2500
    (Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays)

    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

    Email Us →


    Subscribe to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView