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X-Rays

  • Charles H. Holbrow
  • James N. Lloyd
  • Joseph C. Amato
  • Enrique Galvez
  • M. Elizabeth Parks
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Abstract

As the nineteenth century came to a close, three discoveries revolutionized physics, set the stage for remarkable technological developments, and ushered in a new century and a new physics. In 1895 Roentgen discovered x-rays; in 1896 Becquerel discovered radioactivity; in 1897 J.J. Thomson discovered the electron. Each discovery became a new tool with which physicists explored the atom and made the discoveries that have led to the extraordinary technology that underpins our society today.

Keywords

Rock Salt Compton Scattering Atomic Plane Calcite Crystal American Physical Society 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles H. Holbrow
    • 1
  • James N. Lloyd
    • 2
  • Joseph C. Amato
    • 3
  • Enrique Galvez
    • 4
  • M. Elizabeth Parks
    • 4
  1. 1.Charles A. Dana Professor of Physics, EmeritusCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Physics & AstronomyColgate UniversityHamiltonUSA
  3. 3.William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Physics, Emeritus Department of Physics & AstronomyColgate UniversityHamiltonUSA
  4. 4.Department of Physics & AstronomyColgate UniversityHamiltonUSA

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