Irving Langmuir discovered clouds seeded with dry ice producing rain

Irving Langmuir – inventor of high-vacuum tube & hydrogen blowtorch

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Published by : Data Research Analyst, Worldofchemicals.com

Biography & contributions

 

Irving Langmuir was born on January 31, 1881

 

Langmuir was an American chemist and physicist

 

Awards

 

1928, Perkin Medal

 

1932, Nobel Prize in Chemistry

 

1934, Franklin Medal

 

1944, Faraday Medal

 

His first major development was the improvement of the diffusion pump

 

Langmuir invented high-vacuum tube

 

He also discovered that twisting the filament into a tight coil

 

Langmuir coined the term covalence

 

He used the term ‘plasma’

 

Langmuir invented hydrogen blowtorch

 

He discovered that clouds can be seeded with dry ice and iodide to trigger a reaction producing rain or snow

 

Langmuir is the namesake of the Langmuir isotherm

 

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