Lyman G. Parratt (May 17, 1908 - June 29, 1995) was an American physicist. He is known for various research using x-rays.[1]

Parratt was born in Salt Lake City.

In 1954, Parratt used x-rays to explore the surface of copper-coated glass, thereby creating the field of X-ray reflectometry.[2]

He died in Redmond, Oregon, aged 87.
See also

Günther Porod, Austrian x-ray physicist with somewhat similar name.


Boris Batterman, Paul Hartman, Neil Ashcroft: Obituary
L. G. Parratt, Phys. Rev. 95, 359 (1954).

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