Davisson, Clinton Joseph (1881–1954)
Clinton Davisson is a US physicist who worked on thermionics, electron diffraction, and the electron microscope for Bell
Telephone Laboratories. He shared the 1937 Nobel Prize in Physics with George
P. Thomson for his demonstration
of the diffraction of electrons (see Davisson and Germer
experiment). This confirmed Louis de Broglie's view that matter might
act in a wavelike manner in appropriate circumstances (see de
Broglie and matter waves).