Manne Siegbahn

Facts

Karl Manne Georg Siegbahn

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Karl Manne Georg Siegbahn
The Nobel Prize in Physics 1924

Born: 3 December 1886, Örebro, Sweden

Died: 26 September 1978, Stockholm, Sweden

Affiliation at the time of the award: Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

Prize motivation: "for his discoveries and research in the field of X-ray spectroscopy."

Manne Siegbahn received his Nobel Prize one year later, in 1925.

Prize share: 1/1

Work

A few years after the discovery of X-rays, Charles Barkla showed that compounds exposed to X-rays emitted secondary X-rays with wavelengths that were characteristic of different elements. After studying a number of elements, Henry Moseley was able to add to and revise the periodic table. Manne Siegbahn developed apparatus and methods for improving accuracy when mapping x-ray spectra. This advance proved important in the development of atomic and quantum physics.

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