Recent Spectroscopic Determinations

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IN the September number of the Philosophical Magazine Mr. Michelson has published determinations, by a most interesting method, of very close double and multiple lines. In any attempt to interpret his results, it is neccesary to bear in mind the profound modifications which the internal motions of a gas—the rectilinear motions of the molecules between their encounters, as well as the motions going on within each molecule—had undergone within the Geisler's tubes upon which he experimented.

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STONEY, G. Recent Spectroscopic Determinations. Nature 46, 513 (1892) doi:10.1038/046513a0

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