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Der elektrische Lichtbogen: Experimentalvortrag auf Wunsch des wissenschaftlichen Vereins zu Berlin gehalten am 11 Januar, 1911 Les Lampes lectriques

Nature volume 88, page 512 (15 February 1912) | Download Citation



PROF SIMON'S monograph is a reprint of a lecture delivered in Berlin, and gives in an interesting and consecutive form a brief summary of the principal physical aspects of the electric arc. The numerous physical phenomena presented by the arc have long afforded a most interesting field for research, and it is remarkable into how many bypaths these researches have led. Although the arc in its practical application is primarily a source of light, the most efficient which we possess, and secondarily a source of heat, neither of these aspects receives more than a very brief mention in the pamphlet before us.

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