Meaning of Davisson-Germer experiment

Da'vis•son-Ger'mer exper"iment

Pronunciation: (dā'vu-sun-gûr'mur), [key]
— Physics. Physics.
  1. an experiment that verified the wave properties of matter by showing that a beam of electrons is diffracted by a crystal at an angle dependent upon the velocity of the electrons.
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