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William Duane - A Pioneering X-ray Physicist in the US - who gave us the Duane-Hunt Law

Type Of Event
Presentation
Sponsoring Division
APS
Location
401/A1100
Building Number
401
Room Number
A1100
Speaker
Dennis Mills, PSC/Deputy Associate Laboratory Director
Start Date
01-25-2019
Start Time
12:00 p.m.
Description

Abstract:

William Duane (1872-1935) was a pioneer in the study and use of x-rays in the United States.  Working in the Physics Department at Harvard University with Franklin Hunt in 1915, he gave us the relationship between the maximum frequency of x-rays and the operating voltage of the tube - now called the Duane-Hunt Law.  This presentation will cover some of Duane’s other accomplishments along with more details and some “recent” (circa 1980) findings that shed additional light on the discovery of the Duane-Hunt Law.

 

01.21.2019

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