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Wilhelm Conrad (1845–1923). German physicist, born at Lennep (Rheinland). For his discovery of x-rays while experimenting with a cathode-ray tube in 1895, he received the first Nobel prize for physics in 1901.
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Wilhelm K., German physicist and Nobel laureate, 1845-1923. Discovered x-rays in November, 1895; awarded Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901 for his discovery. See: roentgen, roentgen ray.

roent·gen (R, r),

(rĕnt'gĕn, rent'chen),
The international unit of exposure dose for x-rays or gamma rays; that quantity of radiation that will produce, in 1 cc or 0.001293 g of air at STP, 2.08 × 109 ions of both signs, each totaling 1 electrostatic unit (esu) of charge; in the MKS system this is 2.58 × 10-4 coulombs per kg of air.
[Wilhelm K. Roentgen]
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(rĕnt′gən, -jən, rŭnt′-)
Variant of roentgen.
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550) Ismet Sayman'in 1341 (1925)-5 nasipli oldugu belirtilmekte ve hakkinda "Degerli bir rontgen mutehassisi.
In November 1895 the physicist Wilhelm Rontgen performed an experiment in which invisible cathode rays, generated by electrostatic discharges from within an evacuated glass tube, caused a cardboard screen to fluoresce.
Ek olarak rontgen isinlarini kanser tedavisinde kullanan ilk hekimlerdendir.
For example, the same biographical sketch of Wilhelm Rontgen is found in both volumes.
Neste estudo, as osteotomias reduzidas com fixador rigido consolidaram mais rapidamente do que as reduzidas com o fixador flexivel (RONTGEN et al., 2010), possivelmente devido ao afrouxamento excessivo do fixador, mesmo quantificando-o previamente.
That year's signature event occurred in Germany, when Wilhelm Rontgen detected the mysterious radiation that he christened "X-rays." They immediately caught young Rutherford's attention.
The discovery of X-rays by Rontgen in 1895 was a landmark event in medicine, which 'essentially triggered the transformation of the hospital from a passive receptacle for the sick poor to an active curative institution for all members of society'.
FEAST DAY OF ST WILLEHAD OF BREMEN 1895: Wilhelm Rontgen discovered X-rays during an experiment at the University of Wurzburg.