davissongermer experiment

Davisson-Germer experiment

[dey-vuh-suhn-gur-mer]
noun Physics.
an experiment that verified the wave properties of matter by showing that a beam of electrons is diffracted by a crystal at an angle dependent upon the velocity of the electrons.

Origin:
named after C. J. Davisson and Lester Halbert Germer (1896–1971), American physicists

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