Irving Langmuir, first Industrial Scientist to receive Nobel Prize in Chemistry

First Industrial Scientist presented the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was in 1932

Irving Langmuir, an American chemist, working for the General Electric Company, Schenectady, NY, USA, (1909 to 1950), was presented with Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1932. It was Langmuir’s research into molecular films and their underlying physical chemistry earned him the award.

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  • Irving Langmuir: Biographical
    Irving Langmuir was born in Brooklyn, New York, on January 31, 1881, as the third of four sons of Charles Langmuir and Sadie, neé Comings. His early education was obtained in various schools and institutes in the USA, and in Paris (1892-1895).
  • Irving Langmuir: Facts
    Chemical reactions often take place more easily next to surfaces where substances in different phases, such as solids and gases, come in contact. In studies of incandescent light bulbs with rarefied hydrogen gas, Irving Langmuir discovered that a layer of hydrogen atoms only one atom thick formed on the inside of the incandescent light bulb.
  • Irving Langmuir: Nobel Lecture (via the Wayback Machine)
    The phenomenon of adsorption has been known and has been studied for many years. For example, Sir James Dewar found that charcoal cooled in liquid air was capable of taking up large quantities of such gases as oxygen and nitrogen. This was known to be a surface action depending on the very fine state of division of the charcoal.
  • Irving Langmuir: Banquet Speech
    Irving Langmuir’s speech at the Nobel Banquet in Stockholm, December 10, 1932
  • Irving Langmuir: Nominations
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  • Irving Langmuir: Photo Gallery of
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  • Irving Langmuir – Wikipedia
    Irving Langmuir /ˈlæŋmjʊr/[2] (January 31, 1881 – August 16, 1957) was an American chemist and physicist. His most noted publication was the famous 1919 article “The Arrangement of Electrons in Atoms and Molecules” in which, building on Gilbert N. Lewis’s cubical atom theory and Walther Kossel’s chemical bonding theory, he outlined his “concentric theory of atomic structure”.
  • Irving Langmuir | American chemist |
    rving Langmuir, (born Jan. 31, 1881, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S.—died Aug. 16, 1957, Falmouth, Mass.), American physical chemist who was awarded the 1932 Nobel Prize for Chemistry “for his discoveries and investigations in surface chemistry.”
  • Irving Langmuir – Chemist, Physicist, Scientist –
    Irving Langmuir was a Nobel Prize-winning scientist who did groundbreaking work in surface chemistry during the 1900s.
  • Irving Langmuir and Katharine Burr Blodgett | Chemical Heritage …
    Irving Langmuir and Katharine Burr Blodgett collaborated at the nanometer scale, studying films that were just one molecule thick, but their accomplishments were anything but minuscule. Langmuir received a Nobel Prize for his research.
  • Irving Langmuir facts, information, pictures | articles …
    Irving Langmuir was the third of four children (all sons) of Charles Langmuir, a New York insurance excutive of Scots ancestry, and Sadie Comings Langmuir, the daughter of a professor of anatomy and a descendant, on her mother’s side, of the early English settlers who arrived in America on the Mayflower.
  • Irving Langmuir Biography – Childhood, Life Achievements & Timeline
    Irving Langmuir was an American chemist who won the 1932 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in surface chemistry. This biography of Irving Langmuir provides detailed information about his childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline.
      December 10th 1932, 1909 to 1950
      Irving Langmuir

Irving Langmuir


      January 31, 1881, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
      August 16, 1957, Woods Hole, Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States
      Charles Langmuir, Sadie Comings Langmuir

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