Davisson, Clinton Joseph, 1881-1958

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Birth 1881-10-22
Death 1958-02-01
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Physicist.

From the description of Clinton Joseph Davisson papers, 1908-1962 (bulk 1937-1946). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450630

Physicist (electron optics).

From the description of Letters from J. J. Thomson, 1913, and letter to son, James W. Davisson, concerning Davisson's visit to Cavendish Laboratory, his marriage and family life, 1913-1957. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77849727

Biographical Note

  • 1881, Oct. 22: Born, Bloomington, Ill.
  • 1908: B.S., University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1911: Ph.D., Princeton University, Princeton, N.J. Married Charlotte Sara Richardson (died 1984)
  • 1911 - 1917 : Instructor in physics, Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • 1917 - 1946 : Member of technical staff, Western Electric Co. (later Bell Telephone Laboratories)
  • 1927: Discovered with others the diffraction of electrons by crystals
  • 1928: Awarded Comstock Prize in physics
  • 1937: Shared Nobel Prize in physics with G. P. Thomson for discovery of the wave properties of the electron by electron diffraction
  • 1947 - 1949 : Visiting professor of physics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
  • 1958, Feb. 1: Died, Charlottesville, Va.

From the guide to the Clinton Joseph Davisson Papers, 1908-1962, (bulk 1937-1946), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Electrons--Emission
  • Electrons--Diffraction
  • Electron optics
  • Crystallography
  • Electric circuits
  • Wave mechanics
  • Electrons

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  • Physicists

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