Wire Diffraction Gratings
In the summer of 1972, I attended the workshop on recreating classic experiments in physics at Barnard College.1 This was developed by Samuel Devons, and it was a defining experience that set me toward a research career involving early physics teaching apparatus. During the course of the workshop, I became curious about the original diffraction gratings developed by Fraunhofer and built a wire diffraction. A short note about the gratings was published in the American Journal of Physics the next year.
“Wire Diffraction Gratings”, The Physics Teacher, 42, 76-77 (2004)
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