The Nobel Prize in Physics 1937

Clinton Joseph Davisson

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George Paget Thomson

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The Nobel Prize in Physics 1937 was awarded jointly to Clinton Joseph Davisson and George Paget Thomson "for their experimental discovery of the diffraction of electrons by crystals"

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