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measuring instrument that detects electric charge

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Previous experiments with electroscopes underground, underwater and atop the Eiffel Tower had been inconclusive.
What better strategy than to invite Compton and Millikan to put their competing electroscopes in a new gondola and balloon, this time made in America, and send it up, hoping for a new high altitude record and for cosmic ray measurements that would resolve the famous debate?
The resin provides good optical properties, mechanical stability, and ability to be imaged with scanning electroscopes.
Electroscopes were used by the Austrian scientist Victor Hess in the discovery of cosmic rays.
Then he details how to make capacitors and electroscopes that determine the electrical condition of the atmosphere.