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“Radio Power Will Revolutionize The World.” By Alfred Albelli. Modern Mechanix, July, 1934.

drnikolatesla: The History of the Photoelectric Effect In…

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The History of the Photoelectric Effect

In 1905, Albert Einstein gained world fame for supposedly being the first to propose that light has a nature of both a wave and a particle. This theory lead to the development of “photons,” or photo-electrons, which describe light with a wave-particle duality. In 1921, Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his theoretical theories and his explanation of the photoelectric effect. A theory that even today is still accepts as a certainty.

In 1887, Heinrich Hertz discovered the photoelectric effect, but it is a fact that Nikola Tesla was the first to explain the effect. Einstein was a very intelligent scientist, but he lacked wisdom. Unlike Einstein, Nikola Tesla wasn’t just a theoretical physicist who based all his theories off other scientist’s work (like James Clerk Maxwell and Heinrich Hertz), but was an experimental physicist as well who based all his theories off experimental research and data from which he himself conducted and recorded.

In 1896, with experiments with radiant energy and high-vacuum tubes, Nikola Tesla was the first to publicize that light had both particle-like and wave-like properties–predating Einstein and other quantum physicists by nine years. With his high-vacuum tubes, or cathode ray tubes, Tesla shot cathode rays at different metals noting the differences in reflection the streams made upon the metals. Initially, he noticed the streams, being shot at the metals like bullets, broke into smaller particles, and or, waves of extremely high frequencies (technically, this would be the first demonstration of breaking electrons into subatomic particles), but upon further investigation he proved that they were indeed just waves. This lead to his conclusion that light is merely a longitudinal disturbance in the ether, involving alternate compressions and rarefactions, or in his words, “light can be nothing else than a sound wave in the ether.” Tesla would go on to file a patent based off these experiments titled, “Apparatus of the Utilization of Radiant Energy,” published in 1901.

Tesla’s conclusions would obviously get ignored by main stream science, but it seems that today’s technology, which seemingly works off Albert Einstein’s theories, are in reality, working off Tesla’s.

Ahead of his time!!!

“It is an embarrassment to me that my work has attracted much public attention, not only because I…

“It is an embarrassment to me that my work has attracted much public attention, not only because I believe that an earnest man who loves science more than all else should let his work speak for him, if it will, but because I am afraid that some of the scientists, whose friendship I value very much, suspect me of encouraging newspaper notoriety.”

–Nikola Tesla

A Man of the Future.” The Wichita Daily Eagle. Wichita, Kansas, October 23, 1894.

“It has been suggested that the cosmic rays are electrons or that they are the result of…

“It has been suggested that the cosmic rays are electrons or that they are the result of creation of new matter in the interstellar deserts. These views are too fantastic to be even for a moment seriously considered. They are natural outcroppings of this age of deep but unrational thinking, of impossible theories, the latest of which might, perhaps, deal with the curvature of time. What this world of ours would be if time were curved.”

–Nikola Tesla

“The External Source of Energy of the Universe, Origin and Intensity of the Cosmic Rays.” New York, October 13, 1932.

“The history of science shows that theories are perishable. With every new truth that is revealed we…

“The history of science shows that theories are perishable. With every new truth that is revealed we get a better understanding of Nature and our conceptions and views are modified.”

–Nikola Tesla

“The True Wireless.” Electrical Experimenter, May 1919.