[D8416ADY], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to William Symes Andrews, January 14th, 1884

Item

Abstract

[TAE APPARENTLY STILL KEEPING UP WITH PUBLICATIONS BY CROOKES, ET. AL.] I have your letter of the 11st inst and in reply beg to say that I think radiant matter a humbug. Edlund's (?) theory of the conductivity of a perfect vacuum. the apparent resistance being due to polarization at the surface of the electrodes, perfectly explains the action because the current varies with every different metal being lowest for zinc and highest for carbon. The resistance also changes with the current showing polarization.# the pamphlet you speak of had not yet come to hand.

Date

1884-01-14

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8416ADY

Folder Set

D8416

Title

[D8416ADY], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to William Symes Andrews, January 14th, 1884

Microfilm ID

71:804

Publisher

Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University