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Homework Help: Quantisation of Charge

  1. Dec 7, 2005 #1

    I am trying to ascertain who first postulated that the electron had a charge that was quantised.

    I know all about Millikan's experiment. It's fairly clear he knew what he was looking for but I want to know basically who told Millikan.

    It's for a simple backround piece for a Laborotory Report

    Cheers if ye can help.
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 7, 2005 #2

    It appears that sustained work by Thompson et al, suggested that charge may be quantised but that Millikan had demonstrated it indeed.

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