Date of Award

6-1926

Document Type

Union College Only

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Department

Chemistry

First Advisor

Charles B. Hurd

Language

English

Abstract

The study of triboluminescence, a phenomenon of no great practical value at the present time, is representative of a class of phenomena which scientists choose to call “cold light” and whose cause has for many years been without satisfactory explanation. Because of the fact that no use has been found for the action which brings about this production of light very little work has been done to determine, quantitatively, any facts regarding it, and we have only a few theories which have been advanced without sufficient experimental data to prove any of them. Hence, this work was undertaken with only the hope of advancing another theory or of adding something to some of the theories already in existence.

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