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Thomson, George Paget (1892–1975)

George Paget Thomson
British physicist, son of Joseph Thomson, who was awarded with Clinton J. Davisson the 1937 Nobel Prize in Physics for showing that electrons can undergo diffraction, thus demonstrating their wave nature. Thomson fired fast electrons through thin gold leaf to obtain a diffraction pattern. See also wave-particle duality.

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