George, Robert; Patterson, John
June 2014
Teaching Science: The Journal of the Australian Science Teachers;Jun2014, Vol. 60 Issue 2, p6
Academic Journal
The article profiles Australian scientists William Bragg and his son Lawrence Bragg who were awarded the Nobel Prize in 1915 for research on the use of X-rays to study the chemical structure and function of molecules. Topics covered include the scientific discoveries that underpin their work, how their X-ray work led to the development of X-ray crystallography and the importance of the contribution of the Braggs to science of today.


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