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The work of which scientist(s) helped to explain light's ability to propagate through a vacuum?

Caroline Campbell

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Alexa Spicer on August 15, 2018

The work of Davisson and Germer helped to explain the light ability to propagate through a vacuum. We designed and constructed a vacuum apparatus for the purpose of measuring the energies of electrons scattered in a metal surface. Electrons from a filament heated were accelerated by a voltage of and the right to strike, the surface of nickel metal. It was observed that at certain angles, not it was a peak in the intensity of the dispersions of the electron beam. The peak indicated wave behavior of electrons.

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