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Ionization in Gases by Ions and Atoms

Zwicky, F. (1932) Ionization in Gases by Ions and Atoms. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 18 (4). pp. 314-318. ISSN 0027-8424.

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It has been assumed for a long time that the ionization of atoms by ions must in one form or another play an important rôle in the phenomena of gas discharges. This assumption found its mathematical expression in the well-known theory of Townsend. Only recently, however, have the elementary effects of the ionization by ions been experimentally investigated. The ionization of noble gas atoms by alkali ions was studied in particular and a number of important results have been arrived at by R. M. Sutton [1], R. M. Sutton and J. C. Mouzon [2] and O. Beeck [3].

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Additional Information:Copyright © 1932 by the National Academy of Sciences Communicated March 1, 1932 I am indebted to Drs. Sutton, Mouzon and Beeck for having called my attention to the problem of ionization by ions and for the first-hand information which I obtained from Dr. Beeck during many mutual discussions.
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