Arthur Compton

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Noun1.Arthur Compton - United States physicist noted for research on x-rays and gamma rays and nuclear energyArthur Compton - United States physicist noted for research on x-rays and gamma rays and nuclear energy; his observation that X-rays behave like miniature bowling balls in their interactions with electrons provided evidence for the quantal nature of light (1892-1962)
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(1) Arthur H. Compton, Atomic Quest (New York: Oxford University Press, 1956), 141-3.
(4) Arthur H. Compton, "Cosmic Rays as Electrical Particles," Physical Review 50 (December 15,1936).
(7) Arthur H. Compton, "X-rays as a branch of optics" (Nobel lecture, December 12, 1927).