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Reference numberAP/8/10
LevelFile
TitleUnpublished paper, 'On the electric column' by J A [Jean-André] de Luc
Date[1809]
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.
Extent24p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
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CodeNameDates
NA8254Luc; Jean Andre De (1727 - 1817)1727 - 1817
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