Davisson, Clinton Joseph, 1881-1958

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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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referencedIn Franck, James, 1882-1964. Oral history joint interview with James Franck and Hertha Sponer-Franck, 1962 July 9 to 14. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Davisson, Clinton Joseph, 1881-1958. 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. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Bethe, Hans A. (Hans Albrecht), 1906-2005. Oral history interview with Hans Bethe, 1981 April 29. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Wooldridge, Dean E. Oral history interview with Dean E. Wooldridge, 1976 August 21. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Elsasser, Walter M., 1904-. Oral history interview with Walter M. Elsasser, 1962 May 29. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Nix, Foster Cary, 1905-. Oral history interview with Foster Cary Nix, 1975 June 27. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Darrow, Karl K. (Karl Kelchner), 1891-. Correspondence from Darrow's files relating to history of physics, 1943-1968. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Davisson, Clinton Joseph, 1881-1958. Clinton Joseph Davisson papers, 1908-1962 (bulk 1937-1946). Library of Congress
referencedIn Richardson, Owen Willans, Sir, 1879-1959. Papers, [ca. 1907-ca. 1959]. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Niels Bohr Library. The Emilio Segrè visual archives, A-D, [ca. 1870]-9999. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Holden, Alan. Oral history interview with Alan Holden, 1974 July 30 and 21 June 1976. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Beams, Jesse W. (Jesse Wakefield), 1898-1977. Papers of Jesse Wakefield Beams [manuscript] 1933-60. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn White, Addison Hughson, 1909-. Oral history interview Addison Hughson White, 1976 September 30. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Wood, Elizabeth A. (Elizabeth Armstrong), 1912-. Letters, invitations and a photo, sent to Wood concerning Max von Laue, Paul Peter Ewald, C. J. Davisson, and Karl K. Darrow, 1951-1977. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn O. W. (Owen Willans) Richardson papers, [ca. 1907-ca. 1959], Circa 1907-1959 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Shockley, William, 1910-1989. Oral history interview with William Shockley, 1974 September 10. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Pearson, Gerald Leondus, 1905-. Oral history interview with Gerald Leondus Pearson, 1976 August 23 and 8 April 1980. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Clinton Joseph Davisson Papers, 1908-1962, (bulk 1937-1946) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Kelly, Katharine Milsted. Oral history interview with Katharine Milsted Kelly, 1976 July 2. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Darrow, Karl K. (Karl Kelchner), 1891-. Oral history interview with Karl K. Darrow, 1964 April 2 and 10 June. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Archive for the History of Quantum Physics, 1898-1950 (bulk), 1898-1950 American Philosophical Society
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Electrons--Emission
Electrons--Diffraction
Electron optics
Crystallography
Electric circuits
Wave mechanics
Electrons
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Birth 1881-10-22

Death 1958-02-01

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