Electrical Vibrations of Mercury

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THE following observations were made with a globule of mercury, about 1½ cms. in diameter, placed in a photographic developing dish containing some ordinary tap water, the mercury being well covered with water. A 4-volt accumulator of 6 ampère-hours' capacity supplied the current. Two wires from the terminals served as anode and kathode; the kathode had a short piece of fine wire attached, and this was so adjusted that it only just touched the mercury.

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