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Davisson, Clinton Joseph (1881–1954)





Clinton Davisson
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).


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