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Davisson-Germer experiment

[dey-vuh-suh n-gur-mer]
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noun Physics.
  1. an experiment that verified the wave properties of matter by showing that a beam of electrons is diffracted by a crystal at an angle dependent upon the velocity of the electrons.

Origin of Davisson-Germer experiment

named after C. J. Davisson and Lester Halbert Germer (1896–1971), American physicists
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