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Referee's report by Joseph Johnson Thomson, on a paper 'The action of magnetised electrodes upon electrical discharge phenomena in rarefied gases' by C E S Phillips

Reference number: RR/15/237

Date: April 1901

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Sectional Committee: Physics & Chemistry

Recommended for publication in Philosophical Transactions, without modifications. All the illustrations might be reproduced as woodcuts and not as plates. The author does not seem to have noticed that many of his results can be explained by the well known principle that in a strong magnetic field the negative ions follow the lines of magnetic force and so crowd into the places where these lines are densest. The phenomena of the discharge of the positive electrification in a strong magnetic field is not new. It was discovered some time ago by Warburg who made a series of very interesting experiments and measurements on this effect. There is no reference to this in the paper, doubtless the author is not aware of them. This omission should be rectified before the papers is published.

[Published in Philosophical Transactions A, 1901].

Endorsed on verso as received 18 April 1901.

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RR/15/237
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April 1901
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2 pages
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Joseph John Thomson

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Joseph John Thomson, Referee's report by Joseph Johnson Thomson, on a paper 'The action of magnetised electrodes upon electrical discharge phenomena in rarefied gases' by C E S Phillips, April 1901, RR/15/237, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_15_237/referees-report-by-joseph-johnson-thomson-on-a-paper-the-action-of-magnetised-electrodes-upon-electrical-discharge-phenomena-in-rarefied-gases-by-c-e-s-phillips, accessed on 26 February 2024

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