Millikan's Experiment, Part 2: The Experiment

It was always important to measure the charge of an electron.

Millikan’s ingenious experiment is available here for students to do themselves. They mu...

It was always important to measure the charge of an electron.

Millikan’s ingenious experiment is available here for students to do themselves. They must find a drop …. Find a voltage which will cause it to hover … then measure the terminal velocity when it falls freely.

A teacher must be present at all times during this experiment due to high voltages to the plates.

Phil Furneaux

Ogden Science Officer

Lancaster University

26th Jan 2017

http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/physics