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(Biography) Peter Joseph Wilhelm. 1884–1966, Dutch chemist and physicist, working in the US: Nobel prize for chemistry (1936) for his work on dipole moments
a unit of measure for electric dipole moments, equal to 10–18 statcoulomb-centimeters. Abbr.: D
[1930–35; named after P. J. W. Debye]
Peter Joseph Wilhelm, 1884–1966, Dutch physicist and chemist, in the U.S. after 1940: Nobel prize for chemistry 1936.