Reference numberCLP/18i/90
TitlePaper, 'Several experiments on the mercurial phosphorus made before the Royal Society at Gresham College' by Francis Hauksbee
DescriptionHauksbee describes two experiments: the first, to show that light is produced from mercury by passing common air through the body of it after the receiver is exhausted; and the second to show that mercury will appear as a shower of fire whilst descending in vacuo from the top to the bottom of a receiver.

Subject: Physics

Read to the Royal Society on 7 November 1705

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'Several experiments on the mercurial phosphorus, made before the Royal Society, at Gresham-College, by Mr Fra. Hauksbee, F. R. S.'
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1704.0096
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8345Hauksbee; Francis (c 1660 - 1713)c 1660 - 1713
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