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What really happens with the electron gas in the famous Franck-Hertz experiment?

Sigeneger, F; Winkler, R; Robson, Robert


The interpretation of the anode current characteristics obtained in the famous Franck-Hertz experiment of 1914 led to the verification of Bohr's predictions of quantised atomic states. This fundamental experiment has been often repeated, and nowadays is generally part of the curriculum in modern physics education. However, the interpretation of the experiment is typically based upon significant simplifying assumptions, some quite unrealistic. This is the case especially in relation to the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Contributions to Plasma Physics


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