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Collision of Two Oil Drops and the Stability of a Non-spherical Oil Drop

Naturevolume 140pages7071 (1937) | Download Citation

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IT has been found that the oil drops used in our investigation on the determination of the electronic charge show large variations in the time of descent, tg, and ascent, tf-g, with time, and consequently the greatest common divisor v1. This is true of all oils experimented with, such as Apiezon A and B, Nye's superfine clock oil and others, except our newly prepared animal oil (which shows little or no change). Nevertheless, it makes necessary the careful study of the time variations of these three quantities. The results may be stated as follows:

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    • YOSHIO ISHIDA

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