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The Construction of Simple Electroscopes for Experiments on Radioactivity

Nature volume 71, pages 274276 (19 January 1905) | Download Citation

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THE electrical method, where it is applicable, is now by far the most sensitive method of detecting small quantities of matter; and the recent advances in physical science made by the method of measuring small leakages of electricity, especially in connection with the phenomena of radio-activity, have excited a very general interest in the experimental arrangements employed. The writer hopes that the following account of simple electroscopes for this kind of work will be found to be of a practical nature and of service to those who, though unfamiliar with many of the devices in general use in a physical laboratory, are nevertheless desirous of making quantitative experiments on radio-activity or some other subject where the electrical method is employed.

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