The Davisson-Germer Experiment

The Davisson-Germer Experiment (HM2GFW)

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N 40° 44.215', W 74° 0.505'

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At this site, the original location of Bell Telephone Laboratories, C.J. Davisson and L.H. Germer in 1927 preformed the first direct demonstration of the wave-like behavior of elementary particles, predicted by L. de Broglie in 1923. The Davisson-Germer experiment provided crucial empirical evidence for the validity of the then rapidly evolving theory of quantum mechanics. In those years and subsequently many important scientific and technological discoveries were made at the same laboratory.
Historic Physics Site, Register of Historic Sites
American Physical Society
Placed ByAmerican Physical Society
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Date Added Friday, May 3rd, 2019 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 583725 N 4510025
Decimal Degrees40.73691667, -74.00841667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 44.215', W 74° 0.505'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 44' 12.9" N, 74° 0' 30.3" W
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