Walther Kossel

Walther Ludwig Julius Kossel (4 January 1888 – 22 May 1956) was a German physicist known for his theory of the chemical bond (ionic bond/octet rule), Sommerfeld–Kossel displacement law of atomic spectra, the Kossel-Stranski model for crystal growth, and the Kossel effect. Walther was the son of Albrecht Kossel who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1910.

Walther Kossel
Born4 January 1888
Died22 May 1956(1956-05-22) (aged 68)
Resting placeHeidelberg
NationalityGerman
Alma materUniversity of Berlin
Known forSommerfeld-Kossel displacement, Kossel-Stranski model
Scientific career
FieldsPhysics
InstitutionsUniversity of Tübingen
Technische Hochschule Danzig
University of Kiel
University of Munich

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