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Photographs of Water Drops

Nature volume 42, page 148 | Download Citation



IN NATURE of May 22 (p. 95) there is an account given of the discussion following Mr. C. V. Boys's demonstration of his photographs of falling water drops at the meeting of the Physical Society. In the course of this discussion, Lord Rayleigh, who was naturally much interested in the subject, remarked that it had never occurred to him that it would be possible to get enough light from a single spark to photograph the drops as Mr. Boys had done. And Lord Rayleigh believed Mr. Boys's success was owing to the fact of his using no lenses, which would absorb the ultra-violet rays.

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  1. Richmond, Surrey, June 6.

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