1897 Electron

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Joseph John Thomson physics Electron


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In 1897 J.J. Thomson called electrons corpuscles, although the term electron had been introduced in 1894 by George Johnstone Stoney to explain the chemical properties of atoms and the electron had been theorized since 1838 by Richard Laming. The electron not only carries the unit of electrical charge but also causes chemical bonds and magnetic fields.

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