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Low-Voltage Discharge of the Electric Eel

Nature volume 158, pages 746747 (23 November 1946) | Download Citation

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THE Amazon eel (Electrophorus) presents two types of discharges : one occurring in groups of high voltage, and another one, which appears in single peaks, of very low voltage1,2.

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  1. Institute of Biophysics, University of Brazil.

    • C. CHAGAS
    • , A. LEÃO
    •  & M. F. MOREIRA
  2. Department of Physics, University of São Paulo, Brazil. Oct. 14.

    • M. SOUZA SANTOS

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