bragg, sir william lawrence


bragg, sir william lawrence

Australian-bornAustralian-born British physicist and X-ray crystallographer, discoverer (1912) of the Bragg law of X-ray diffraction, which is basic for the determination of crystal structure. He was joint winner (with his father, Sir William Bragg) of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1915. He was knighted in 1941.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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