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Millikan Experiment


Robert Millikan - American Physicist and Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry

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1911

 

Millikan studied charges on oil drops in a uniform electric field.

 

 

Dr. Blair Jesse Ellyn Reich

 

He suspended the oil drops in the electric fields

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Millikan_Oil_Drop_Experiment.mov

 

Discovered:

 

1) Elementary Charge

= 1.6 x 10-19 C

 

2) all the charges in nature must be a whole number multiple of 1.6 X 10-19 C

 

 

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