Millikan, R. A. (1925) The nature of the evidence for the divisibility of the electron. Physical Review, 26 (1). pp. 99-104. ISSN 0031-899X http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:MILpr25a
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The purpose of this note is to remove misconceptions due to erroneous statements regarding the determination of the elementary electronic charge by the oil-drop method. It is emphasized that the existence of an elemental charge is directly proved by the multiple relationship shown to exist between successive charges on each test particle; that the unitary character of electricity is not pre-supposed even in determining the absolute value; and that the method used by Sexl in determining the radius of the droplet is not essentially new. Recent photo-electric work of Hake and of Wasser is discussed briefly.
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