Abstract:   The mid 19th century natural philosophers pondered about the nature of the electric phenomenon, and used the term electric fluid. After the electron was discovered by Thomson, Drude shortly afterwards presented his theory of electric current as a drift of electrons; that theory, albeit with modifications, still holds today. Here I present a thought experiment that challenges Drude’s theory.

Key Words:   Electricity, Electric Charge, Electrons, Charge Carriers

Posted in:   5.2 Critical Reviews; Experimental Evidence

Article Reference:   1661

Article Status: Published in Proceedings

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