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The Isolation of an Ion, a Precision Measurement of its Charge, and the Correction of Stokes's Law

Millikan, R. A. (1911) The Isolation of an Ion, a Precision Measurement of its Charge, and the Correction of Stokes's Law. Physical Review (Series I), 32 (4). pp. 349-397. ISSN 0031-899X. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:MILpr11b

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Abstract

In a preceding paper [2] a method for measuring the elementary electrical charge was presented which differed essentially which had been used by earlier observers only in that all of the measurements from which the charge was deduced were made upon one individual charged carrier. This modification eliminated the chief sources of uncertainty which inhered in preceding determinations by similar methods such as those made by Sir Joseph Thomson [3], H.A. Wilson [4], Ehrenhaft [5] and Broglie [6], all of whom had deduced the elementary charge from the average behavior in electrical and gravitational fields of swarms of charged particles.


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Additional Information:Copyright © 1911 American Physical Society. Received 28 November 1910
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