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Early History of the Determination of Atomic Charge

Nature volume 131, pages 569570 (22 April 1933) | Download Citation



ATOMICITY is a characteristic of twentieth century physics, so that modern physics may be said to begin with those early investigations by which the atomic nature of electricity was first established. The facts relating to early investigations of the atomic charge are scattered through the literature of the subject, and it will be of interest to bring them together in a brief account of the development of the methods which led to the accurate determination of this fundamental constant.


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