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Title
Electron diffraction camera, 1925.
Original electron diffraction camera used by G P Thomson
Work Type
Nuclear Physics
Date
1925
Location
Aberdeen
Material
glass; metal; metal (painted); sealing wax
Measurements
overall: 580 mm x 780 mm x 105 mm, 3.6kg
Description
Original electron diffraction camera used by G P Thomson.; Made in Aberdeen by G P Thomson (1892-1975), the son of J J Thomson (1856-1940) who identified the electron. Working in the same field, G P Thomson observed diffraction of electrons passing through thin gold foil, recorded on photographic plates as concentric rings of varying intensity about the incident beam. This supported the idea of de Brogle that particles had wave-like properties. In 1937, G P Thomson received the Nobel Prize for this work, jointly with the American physicist C J Davisson (1881-1958) who also observed electron diffraction using nickel crystals.
ID Number
co5610
Source
Image and original data from Science Museum Group - https://collection.sciencemuseum.org.uk
Rights
The source metadata displayed in the Description field is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. All other source metadata is released under Creative Commons Zero - https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/. The image is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/.
File Properties
File Name
large_1948_0024__0002_.jpg
SSID
26429574

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