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The Tanberg Effect

Nature volume 180, page 1347 (14 December 1957) | Download Citation

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IN a recent communication, Robson and von Engel1 have suggested that Tanberg's explanation of the reaction force on the cathode of an arc in vacuum is incorrect, and that the mass used in his momentum equation should have been a hundred times larger, giving rise to a more ‘reasonable’ particle velocity of 104 cm./sec. rather than 106 cm./sec.

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    Nature, 179, 625 (1957).

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  1. Electrical Research Association, 5 Wadsworth Road, Perivale, Greenford, Middlesex.

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