The properties of electrons

Author(s): Samuel Sheldon
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 May 1907
Volume: 26
Page(s): 651 - 682
ISSN (Paper): 0097-2444
DOI: 10.1109/PAIEE.1907.6741743



The physical properties of electrons form the basis of electrical engineering, and a thorough understanding of them is essential for successful investigation in some departments of research. No specific treatment of the subject has appeared in the printed publications of the Institute. It is therefore hoped that what follows will be of service to the membership. No attempt has been made to treat of the conduction of electricity through gases, of the phenomena of radioactivity, nor of electrolytic conduction, in all of which the electron plays an important part.