Electron Diffraction Image


Sir George Paget Thomson (1892-1975) was British physicist who won the 1937 Nobel Prize for his experimental discovery of the diffraction of electrons by crystals. This glass slide—two electron diffraction images of gold, taken by Thomson and his student Alexander Reid—is a copy, made at the Smithsonian, of an original borrowed from Thomson, for an exhibit on “35 Years With Electrons As Waves.”

Ref: George Paget Thomson, “Early Work in Election Diffraction,” American Journal of Physics 29 (1961): 1-15.

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PH.321595.02Catalog Number: 321595.02Accession Number: 251393

Object Name: lantern slide

Measurements: overall: 4 in x 5 in; 10.16 cm x 12.7 cmoverall in museum storage box: 5 in x 6 in x 2 5/8 in; 12.7 cm x 15.24 cm x 6.6675 cm

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Record Id: nmah_1841273

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