Lester Halbert Germer

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Germer, Lester Halbert


Born Oct. 10, 1896, in Chicago. American physicist.

Germer graduated from Cornell University in 1917. In 1927, together with C. Davisson, he discovered the phenomenon of the diffraction of electrons by a single crystal of nickel.

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In 1927, Clinton Davisson and Lester Germer again from the Bell Telephone Laboratories, were studying the surface of a piece of nickel by directing a beam of electrons at it and observing how many electrons bounced off at various angles [2].
Electron Clinton Davisson 1927 Bell Labs, USA Diffraction and Lester Germer 3.