Reference numberPP/10/45/1
Previous numbersPP/42/46
TitleManuscript, 'Experiments on the discharge of electricity through gases. (Second paper)' by Arthur Schuster
DescriptionSchuster writes: 'Three years ago I gave a sketch of a theory of the passage of electricity through gases, in which it was assumed that in the gaseous discharge an atom carries a definite molecular charge just as in electrolysis (see Bakerian Lecture, ‘Roy. Soc. Proc.,’ vol. 37, p. 317) [see PP/5/23]. I showed how this molecular charge if constant might be measured, and I have since that time worked continuously in arranging for the necessary experiments.'

Annotations in pencil and ink. Includes two diagrams of experimental observations.

Subject: Physics / Chemistry

Received 18 May 1887. Read 16 June 1887.

A version of this paper was published in volume 42 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'Experiments on the discharge of electricity through gases. (Second paper.)'.
Physical descriptionInk and coloured pencil on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1887.0082
Related records in the cataloguePP/5/23
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6483Schuster; Sir; Arthur (1851 - 1934)1851 - 1934
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