Bragg X-ray spectrometer, England, 1910-1926

Made:
1910-1926 in England
designer:
William Henry Bragg
maker:
Unknown

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Original Bragg x-ray spectrometer.
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Original Bragg x-ray spectrometer.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Original Bragg x-ray spectrometer, developed by William Bragg at Leeds University, 1910-1926

Developed by William Henry Bragg (1862-1942), a professor of physics based in Leeds, England, this X-ray spectrometer was used by him and his son William Lawrence Bragg (1890-1971) to investigate the structure of crystals. The Braggs developed new tools and techniques to understand crystals. Their research was the basis of ¬X-ray crystallography, a technique that was used to advance chemistry, physics and biology. The Braggs won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1915.

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Category:
Experimental Chemistry
Object Number:
1926-1021
type:
x-ray spectrometer
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • scientific equipment
  • spectrometer
credit:
The Royal Institution
status:
Permanent collection

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