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The conducting power of gold

Joseph Priestley’s experiments on the fusion of wires

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“In this course of experiments I found myself much at a loss for a sufficiently accurate method of ascertaining the difference of conducting substances, and I wish that electricians would endeavour to find such a measure.”

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Correspondence to W. D. Hackmann.

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Hackmann, W.D. The conducting power of gold. Gold Bull 4, 73–75 (1971). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03215147

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Keywords

  • Eighteenth Century
  • Electrical Explosion
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  • Experimental Philosophy
  • Portable Machine