Davisson, Clinton Joseph, 1881-1958Alternative names
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
1881, Oct. 22:
Born, Bloomington, Ill.
B.S., University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
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)
Discovered with others the diffraction of electrons by crystals
Awarded Comstock Prize in physics
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)
- Electron optics
- Electric circuits
- Wave mechanics