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The Constitution of the Elements

Nature volume 104, page 393 (18 December 1919) | Download Citation

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IT will doubtless interest readers of NATURE to know that other elements besides neon (see NATURE for November 27, p. 334) have now been analysed in the positive-ray spectrograph with remarkable results. So far oxygen, methane, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, neon, hydrochloric acid, and phosgene have been admitted to the bulb, in which, in addition, there are usually present other hydrocarbons (from wax, etc.) and mercury.

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    • F. W. ASTON

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