Clinton Davisson

Davisson, Clinton

US-amerikanischer Physiker und Nobelpreisträger (1881-1958). Eigenh. Brief mit Unterschrift. Short Hills. 8vo. 2 pp. Gelocht. Doppelblatt.
$ 2,711 / 2.500 € (78904)

An den Physiker und Nobelpreisträger Max von Laue, der ihm zum Gewinn des Nobelpreises gratuliert hatte: „You will know that [I] appreciate very much indeed the kind letter you wrote me about the Nobel Prize award. It has been a special pleasure to know that the award has met with the approval of so many of the older physicists and of the prize winners of previous years. I have always thought that it must have been a source of satisfaction to y[ou] that our demonstrations of the same proportion of electrons resembled so closely your demonstrations of the same proportion of x-rays- it has been to me.

I agree with you that this is still much to be learned about electron diffractions, and I am glad to hear that you are continuing your work in this field at the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institute. My active work on the project ceased, I am sorry to say, s[ome] years ago. Dr. Germer, as you know, has continued and has developed into a remarkably good experimenter and analysist. His interests, however, are primarily in crystal structures rather in the phenomenon of diffracturs. Mrs. Davisson went with me to Stockhom, and we had a glorious and altogether enjoyable time as you will know without my telling […]“ Minimaler Textverlust durch Lochung. Selten in dieser Form. - Davisson erhielt 1937 den Physik-Nobelpreis für die experimentelle Bestätigung der von de Broglie vorhergesagten Materiewellen, die ihm 1926 zusammen mit Lester Germer durch den Nachweis der Diffraktion von Elektronen an Kristallen gelungen war. LEED ist heute eine wichtige analytische Methode in der Oberflächenchemie. Die zweite Hälfte des Preises ging an George Paget Thomson..

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