On November 8th, 1895, German scientist Wilhelm Roentgen was conducting experiments in his laboratory on the effects of cathode rays. Specifically he was observing the effect of passing an electrical discharge through gases at a low pressure. While doing so, Roentgen noticed something that earlier studies had not picked up. While passing current through the cathode ray, rays were given off that passed through every day materials such as wood, paper and aluminium. Roentgen further observed that a surface that he had coated with barium platinocyanide and which was placed outside of the cathode discharge tube would give off light despite the fact that it was hidden from the light of the discharge. The conclusions that Roentgen came to were ground breaking: a previously unknown type of radiation had passed through the air and lit up the screen.
Roentgen's discovery was to open up an exciting field for doctors. It was now possible to use this new form of radiation in the study of the human body. Broken bones, for example, could now be looked at by using the rays to see straight through flesh. To underscore the unknown nature of his new discovery, Roentgen decided to call them x-rays.
Roentgen spent the next two months carefully investigating the properties of the new radiation he had discovered. He then made a formal correspondence to the University Physical-Medical Society informing them of his discovery. In 1901 he was to receive the Nobel Prize for his work. It was the crowning achievement of a career that saw him rise from obscurity.
Wilhelm Roentgen was born on March 27, 1845 in Lennop, a small town in Germany's Rhineland. As a young boy, Wilhelm was drawn to nature. He loved to experiment and to pull things apart. His school years, however, were quite troublesome. He was of average academic ability but had a knack for causing trouble. Refusing to bow down to the authority of his teachers, he was eventually expelled from school without any qualifications. This was a problem to young Wilhelm because he had set his sights on an academic career in the sciences.
In his late teens Wilhelm decided to give education a more serious effort. He enrolled at the Poly-Technical Institute in Zurich. Now showing the academic discipline that was earlier lacking, he soon earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Having done so, however, he was at somewhat of a loose end. He didn't yet know where he wanted to go with this qualification. It was at this time that Roentgen met the woman who was to be his wife, Anna Ludwig.
the X-rays were invented in 1895 on the 8th of November (by Wilhelm Rontgen.
no they didnt because in there day no technollogy was invented x rays were invented in the early 1930's
The man who invented the x-ray was color blind.
X-rays were not invented they were discovered by Wilhelm Roentgen
Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen
X-rays were discovered by Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895. He had no idea what they were so he called them "X-rays" (X being an unknown variable) and then name just stuck.
Wilhelm Conrad RÃ¶ntgen discorved x-rays on on November 8, 1895.
The X-Ray was invented on November 8,1895.
The X ray was invented by a German inventer who was called Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen.This means that the x ray was invented in Germany.
X-rays were discovered. They've always been around. But since their discovery, we've invented ways to create and then apply them to do stuff.
The weren't invented. X-rays were discovered; they were also not discovered in England. X-rays were discovered in Germany in 1895 by the German physicist Wilhelm Rontgen
They were a mistake.
X-rays were discovered by Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895.
x-rays were discovered in Germany in 1895 y the German physicist Wilhelm Rontgen
X rays were invented by the mountain Monkes of Nepal, whom used a barley leaf to xray Buddahs Body.
German scientist Otto Walkhoff
thay were in ved in 1895
X Rays and Untra sound
The x-ray was discovered in Germany by Wilhelm Roentgen, in 1895.
Nothing, back when they where invented because they didn't knew what it was they put the x on the name.
AnswersThe X-ray was accidentally invented when Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, a physics professor at Wurzburg, Bavaria, placed his hand in the path of the rays and saw an image of the bones of his hand on the screen.
He invented the x-ray in 1895. X-Rays were not "invented", they were discovered. The exact date of discovery was Nov 8, 1895.