Abstract

In connection with some studies being made on the scattering of electrons by gases, we have found ourselves in need of a means of measuring currents over a range of several orders of magnitudes. The method developed below has been found so satisfactory and convenient, that it is thought, perhaps, to be of general interest.

The scheme makes use of a Dolezalek electrometer, of comparatively rugged construction, which has been slightly modified to increase its sensibility. This instrument is used as an element in a null circuit that is direct reading, and that can be adjusted electrically to cover a wide range of orders of magnitude of current.

© 1929 Optical Society of America

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