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Millikan Oil Drop Experiment JS
written by Slavomir Tuleja, Wolfgang Christian, Mario Belloni, and Anne Cox
The Millikan Oil Drop Exploration is a virtual version of the Millikan's experiment. The experiment is based on balancing forces: the gravitational pull down on an oil drop and the electric force up on ionized particles. The simulation includes a schematic of the apparatus and simulated microscope viewing the oil drops. The oil drops fall and enter the a region where they can be seen through the microscope. Turning on an applied voltage provides a force that can, if adjusted correctly, exactly balance the gravitational force on the drop.

The Millikan Oil Drop Java applet was written by Slavo Tuleja.  It was converted from Java to JavaScript by W. Christian using the SwingJS system developed at St. Olaf College.
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Modern Physics
- Atomic Physics
= Electron Properties
- General
Quantum Physics
- Quantization
= Quantization of Charge
- Quantum Experiments
- Lower Undergraduate
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
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This material is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license.
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Wolfgang Christian
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Metadata instance created November 25, 2019 by Wolfgang Christian
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June 25, 2020 by Bruce Mason
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S. Tuleja, W. Christian, M. Belloni, and A. Cox, Computer Program MILLIKAN OIL DROP EXPERIMENT JS (2019), WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15215&DocID=5125).
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S. Tuleja, W. Christian, M. Belloni, and A. Cox, Computer Program MILLIKAN OIL DROP EXPERIMENT JS (2019), <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15215&DocID=5125>.
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Tuleja, S., Christian, W., Belloni, M., & Cox, A. (2019). Millikan Oil Drop Experiment JS [Computer software]. Retrieved September 29, 2020, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15215&DocID=5125
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Tuleja, S, W. Christian, M. Belloni, and A. Cox. "Millikan Oil Drop Experiment JS." https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15215&DocID=5125 (accessed 29 September 2020).
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Tuleja, Slavomir, Wolfgang Christian, Mario Belloni, and Anne Cox. Millikan Oil Drop Experiment JS. Computer software. 2019. 29 Sep. 2020 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15215&DocID=5125>.
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