Reference numberCLP/18i/88
TitlePaper, 'Experiments on the mercurial phosphor [phosphorus]' by Francis Hauksbee
DescriptionHauksbee describes some experiments carried out at Gresham College on 31 October 1705, 'showing that it requires not soe thin a medium as is made by the weight of mercury in the Torricellian experiment to produce the mercurial phosphore', referring to Evangelista Torricelli's 1643 experiment to prove that the source of vacuum comes from atmospheric pressure.

Subject: Physics

Read to the Royal Society on 7 November 1705
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8345Hauksbee; Francis (c 1660 - 1713)c 1660 - 1713
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