Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1951

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Physics

Abstract

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

Spectrum analysis
Cathodes

Description

Includes bibliographical references

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

31

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Rights

No Copyright - Non-Commercial Use Only
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