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Measurement of Boltzmann's constant using I-V characteristics of an RCA 6W4GT vacuum tube diode. Results tend to be within 3-5% of the accepted value.

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Intermediate:

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Per lab station:

1 HP 6282A DC power supply
1 HP 6215A DC power supply
1 RCA 6W4GT vacuum tube
1 multimeter
1 galvenometer
1 optical pyrometer

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