Periodic table helper and atomic number inventor
- Born on November 27th, 1887 in Weymouth, Dorset, England
- he was killed in action at Gallpoli on august 10th 1915 in a battle during WWI
- Moseley was only 4 when his father died of cerebral sclerosis
- At age 13, he passed a competitive exam and entered college with a kings scholarship
- Moseley began to number the elements
- The atomic numbers for the periodic table of elements were completed in 1913 and 1914
- Proved that the correct ordering of the periodic table of elements is on the basis of the atomic number.
- Moseley studied x-rays
- He realized that the x-rays show characteristics of the nucleus
- A problem he had with his studies was that he needed to find that a linear relationship between the atomic number and a measurable property of the nucleus
- Found a linear relationship between the square root of the frequency and atomic number
- Interest in nature of x-rays
Published his work
"The High-frequency spectra of the elements"