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Clinton Joseph Davisson (22 October 1881 – 1 February 1958), was an American physicist. In 1927 while working for Bell Labs he confirmed the De Broglie hypothesis that that all matter has a wave-like nature through the discovery of electron diffraction. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1937 with George Paget Thomson for the discovery of electron diffraction.

Clinton Joseph Davisson (left; 1881-1958) and Lester Halbert Germer (right; 1896-1971) in 1927.

His son was US physicist Richard Davisson.

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