Who Discovered X-Ray?

X-rays (X-radiation) are shorter in the wavelength ultraviolet and longer in wavelength than gamma rays.

Wilhelm-Roentgen

In 1895, the German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen (1845-1923) noticed that there were unknown rays when he was working on his lab with a cathode radiation tube. Wilhelm Röntgen was awarded the first Nobel prize in physics in 1901 for discovering x-rays.

Max-Von-Laue

In 1912, the German physicist M. von Laue (1879-1960) discovered that the X-rays can be diffracted by crystals. He was awarded Nobel prize for his discovery in 1914.

 W. H. Bragg (1862-1942) and his son W. L. Bragg (1890-1971), the British physicists determined the structure of crystals using the X-ray. They were awarded the Nobel prize in physics in the year 1915.

Charles-Glover-Barkla

In 1917, C. G. Barkla (1877-1944) a British physicist won Nobel prize in physics, due to his discovery of the characteristic X-ray radiation of the elements.

Kai M. Siegbahn (1886-1978) a Swedish physicist, discovered the X-ray spectroscopy in the year 1923. In the year 1924, he was awarded Nobel prize in physics for his discovery.

Arthur-Compton

In the year 1927, the Noble prize in physics was awarded to Arthur H. Compton (1892-1962) the American physicist, he clarified that the X-rays scattered while he was making experiments on electrons.

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