- Luigi Puccianti
Luigi Puccianti, (1875 - 1952) is notable for having constructed a highly sensitive
spectrograph, with which he studied the infrared absorption of manycompounds and attempted to correlate the spectra with molecular structure. He studied the emission spectraof metals and halogens and proposed measuring the wavelength of x-raysby using a diffraction grating at large angles of incidence.
He is particularly notable for being the doctoral advisor of the
Nobel prizewinner Enrico Fermi.
Puccianti obtained his PhD in 1898 at the
University of Pisaunder Angelo Battelli.
* "Nuovo Cimento," [ser. 9] 1952, 9(suppl.), pp. 478-479.
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