j. w. strutt rayleigh

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Rayleigh   (rā'lē)  Pronunciation Key 
British physicist whose investigation of the densities of gases led to his discovery (with Sir William Ramsay) of the noble gas argon in 1894. For this work he won the 1904 Nobel Prize for physics.
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