Röntgen, Wilhelm Konrad


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Röntgen, Wilhelm Konrad

, Roentgen, Wilhelm Konrad (rent′gĕn, rönt′)
German physicist, 1845–1923, who discovered roentgen rays (x-rays) in 1895. He won the Nobel Prize in physics in 1901.
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Roentgen

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Röntgen, Wilhelm Konrad

(1845–1923) German physicist who discovered X-RAYS. A roentgen or röntgen is the quantity of X-rays or gamma radiation used as a unit of radioactivity. Symbol: R or r.
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