Rayleigh, Lord

January 2009
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
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Rayleigh, Lord (1842-1919) was a British physicist who made many important discoveries in a wide variety of fields. He received the Nobel Prize in physics in 1904 for studying the density of gases and for discovering and isolating the chemical element argon. Argon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas element that forms 0.94 percent of the earth's atmosphere. Lord Rayleigh and William Ramsay discovered it in 1894.


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