Crookes' Radiometer, 1872-1879

Made:
1872-1879 in London
maker:
Unknown

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Radiometer used to illustrate Sir William Crookes' researches on the radiation of heat in high vacua, (lower suspension broken): contains torsion balance to measure repulsive force on blackened disc when exposed toradiation, 1872-79.

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Details

Category:
Heat
Object Number:
1888-166/9
Materials:
aluminium (metal), brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, metal (unknown), wax, wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
tube: 450 mm x 160 mm x 35 mm, ,
type:
radiometer (crookes' type)
taxonomy:
  • measuring devices
  • measuring devices
credit:
Sir William Crookes
status:
Permanent collection

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