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Direct Current Amplifier for Measuring Small Circuits, D-C. Amplifier for measuring small direct currents; Bell Telephone Laboratories Reprint B-399 June 1929. J. M. Eglin.

Direct Current Amplifier for Measuring Small Circuits, D-C. Amplifier for measuring small direct currents; Bell Telephone Laboratories Reprint B-399 June 1929.

Bell Tel. Labs 1929, reprint of paper presented before Amer Phys Soc 1928, publ in J Opt Soc 1929.
Condition: Very Good, stapled blue heavy paper wraps, toning to covers along margins, paper clean & unmarked but toning with age and paper acidity; 10 pages; 3-hole punch as issued.
Price: $10.00
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Bell Telephone Laboratories Reprint B-399 June 1929

D-C Amplifier for Measuring Small Currents, a Description of an Improved Bridge Type of Amplifier for Measuring Small Direct Currents / orig. published in the Journal of the Optical Society of America and Review of Scientific Instruments, vol 18 May 1929.

Abstract ,/B>-- A direct-current amplifier consisting essentially of a Wheatstone bridge, having the amplifying tube in one arm and a balancing tube in another, has been described by P I Wold and by C E Wynn-Williams. This circuit has now been developed to give a constant amplification for currents in either direction up to 10,000 times the lowest measurable value. The amplification and the lowest measurable current are alterable together by changing the resistance introduced between the grid and filament of the amplifying tube. With tubes of high insulation, the amplification can be made as large as 10,6 and the measurable current as low as 10, -14 ampere. Some improvements of the circuit are, 1) the insertion of a resistance in series with the tube in one arm of the bridge to 'compensate' for variations in plate and grid battery voltages; 2) the suspension of the tubes to protect them from mechanical vibrations; 3) the use of tubes with pure tungsten filaments to avoice changes in contact potentials, and with plates enclosing the filaments completely to lower the effects of wall charges. In a 'null' method of using the circuit the values of the grid resistance and an auxiliary potential introduced in the grid-filament circuit are sufficient to determine the measured current.' (from the abstract in the text).