Share this entry
Debye, Peter Line breaks: Peter Debye
Pronunciation: /dəˈbʌɪ/

Definition of Debye, Peter in English:

(1884–1966), Dutch-born American chemical physicist; full name Peter Joseph William Debye. Debye is best known for establishing the existence of permanent electric dipole moments in many molecules, demonstrating the use of these to determine molecular size and shape, and modifying Einstein’s theory of specific heats as applied to solids. Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1936).
Definition of Debye, Peter in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources