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Document Type

Research

Abstract

While objections have been raised to all the proof of Maxwell's distribution law there is probably little question it represents approximately the statistical distribution of velocities among the molecules of a gas. It is remarkable, however, that a direct experimental verification had never been made until Stern and Gerlach showed that the law was substantially followed when silver atoms were evaporated from a silver wire. A somewhat closer verification is being attempted by a similar method using as the gas cadmium vapor at low pressure. There are several applications of such a "velocity filter" to problems of kinetic theory.

Publication Date

1927

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

34

Issue

1

First Page

282

Last Page

282

Copyright

© Copyright 1927 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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