Importance of Davisson and Germer experiment

Experiments are the building blocks of science. By the time you are reading this article, hundreds of different experiments are performed around the globe just to prove some new theory, a new discovery or something like that.

One such experiment is the past known as Davisson and Germer Experiment is also of great importance in modern society, but do you know the importance of this experiment ? What specifically this experiment help us to achieve ?

So in this article, I am going to break down the importance of Davisson and Germer’s experiment in today’s world.

I already have explained Davisson and Germer experiment and what does it conclude in a different article, and I will recommend you to visit this link to read that article first to get a clear picture of this experiment and conclusion.

Davisson and Germer experiment was important because it proves the De-Broglie Hypothesis that electron exist in wave nature as well. It is now possible to understand the structure of particles at the nanoscale using electron diffraction. This opens a whole new world of quantum physics which is a branch of physics that studies the nature and laws of particle which are very small.

Importance of Davisson and Germer experiment:

I have already told you almost everything about importance of Davisson and Germer experiment.

These are the three reasons why Davisson and Germer’s experiment was important for the growth of Physics and Science:

1. This experiment demonstrated the wave nature of light, confirming the de Broglie Hypothesis

2. It gives the confirmation of wave nature and particle nature duality. 

3. It is a device, built to measure the energy of the electron (e-) scattered from the surface of the metal. 

If you don’t know about Davisson and Germer’s experiment I will highly recommend you to read this article which is based on the conclusion and setup of Davisson and Germer experiment.

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