A study has been made of the variation of the intensity of the spectral lines of mercury when excited by impact of electrons of controlled velocity. In accordance with some earlier observations by Dr. J. A. Eldridge, it is found that the lines divide into two classes. In one class the intensity of the line increases uniformly from zero to a certain limit as the velocity of the electrons increases above the minimum exciting velocity. In the other class the intensity rises rapidly to a maximum at a velocity not far above the minimum exciting velocity, and then decreases to a certain limit.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Crozier, W. D.
"Variation of the Intensity of the Spectral Lines of Mercury with the Velocity of the Exciting Electrons,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 33(1), 252-253.
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