Clinton Davisson

Clinton Joseph Davisson (October 22, 1881 – Februar 1, 1958), wis an American pheesicist wha wan the 1937 Nobel Prize in Pheesics for his discovery o electron diffraction in the famous Davisson-Germer experiment. Davisson shared the Nobel Prize wi George Paget Thomson, wha independently discovered electron diffraction at aboot the same time as Davisson.

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Clinton Joseph Davisson
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Born22 October 1881(1881-10-22)
Bloomington, Illinois, USA
Died1 Februar 1958(1958-02-01) (aged 76)
Charlottesville, Virginie, USA
NaitionalityUnitit States
Alma materVarsity o Chicago (B.S., 1908)
Princeton Varsity (Ph.D, 1911)
Kent forElectron diffraction
Hauf-marrae(s)Charlotte Davisson
AwairdsComstock Prize in Pheesics (1928)[1]
Elliott Cresson Medal (1931)
Hughes Medal (1935)
Nobel Prize in Pheesics (1937)
Scientific career
InstitutionsPrinceton Varsity
Carnegie Institute of Technology
Bell Labs
Doctoral advisorOwen Richardson
InfluencedJoseph A. Becker
William Shockley


  1. "Comstock Prize in Physics". National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 13 February 2011.