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The Length of Light Quanta

Nature volume 119, pages 280281 (19 February 1927) | Download Citation



AT the meeting of the American Physical Society in December last, Lawrence and Beams reported experiments showing that the length of light quanta is smaller than 3 cm. Experiments were made by me in the spring and summer of 1926 on the same subject with a similar result, though by a different method. While the experiments were begun, however, a theoretical consideration showed that a positive result would be very improbable, and so the results were not published. The reasoning was as follows:

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  1. Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washington.

    • G. BREIT


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