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Faraday's First Successful Experiment on Diamagnetism

Nature volume 127, page 337 (07 March 1931) | Download Citation



IN my discourse on “Tyndall's Experiments on Magne-crystallic Action”, delivered at the Royal Institution on Friday, Jan. 21, 1927, and published as a supplement to NATURE of May 7 of that year, I gave a short account of Faraday's first successful experiment on diamagnetism. He used a piece of heavy glass which he described in his Diary as No. 174. At that time I searched through all the specimens of Faraday's heavy glass in the Royal Institution but was unable to find it. It has just turned up, being contained in a box which Mrs. Tyndall has most kindly allowed me to examine.

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  1. The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London, W.I, Feb. 17.

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