The Disruptive Discharge of Electricity 1


    BY means of the following method we have been able to investigate the laws of the disruptive discharge of electricity of high potential—a subject of investigation which is the complement of that in which Drs. Warren de la Rue and Miiller have been simultaneously engaged. In making these experiments I have had the able co-operation in succession of Messrs. Salveisen, Connor, Stewart, Simpson, and Playfair.

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