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Points from Foregoing Letters

Nature volume 141, page 1145 (25 June 1938) | Download Citation



FROM his measurements of intensities in the Balmer emission spectrum due to recombining protons and electrons in the gaseous nebulæ and in an electrodeless discharge tube, T. L. Page concludes that Kramers' absorption law is invalid for hydrogen. The use of this law in astrophysical problems is therefore unjustified.

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