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Relations of field-currents to thermionic-currents

Millikan, R. A. and Lauritsen, C. C. (1928) Relations of field-currents to thermionic-currents. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 14 (1). pp. 45-49. ISSN 0027-8424.

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In 1925 Millikan and Eyring(1) first developed experimentally the quantitative laws governing the extraction of electrons from metals by fields alone, i.e., the laws of "field-currents" as they called them. They first proved that the electrons constituting these field-currents are not identical with thermions as had theretofore been assumed.(2) Their most significant conclusions are stated by them in the following words, which summarize, as well as we can now do, the relations of field-currents to thermionic-currents, save for an important addition that is here made.

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Additional Information:Copyright © 1928 by the National Academy of Sciences. Communicated December 8, 1927. This investigation has been carried out with the aid of funds furnished by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and administered by the Carnegie Institution of Washington.
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