Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
Department / School
The hollow cathode glow was discovered by Puschen in 1916. He recognized its value as a source for general high resolution spectroscopy and did considerable work with it. Since his original work, many modifications in the details of the hollow cathode source have been made, but the essential discharge conditions as first found by Paschen remain unchanged. Sculer's change in the experimental arrangement to permit drastic cooling is the most important modifications. He was first to apply the source intensively to the study of hyperfine structures. The Schuller type source has contributed much to the rapid development of hyperfine structures.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Includes bibliographical references
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
No Copyright - Non-Commercial Use Only
Lloyd, Raymond Clare, "The Hollow Cathode Source" (1951). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2218.