American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Family of French physicists, including Antoine César (1788-1878), one of the first investigators of electrochemistry; his son Alexandre Edmond (1820-1891), noted for his research on phosphorescence and spectroscopy; and his grandson Antoine Henri (1852-1908), who shared a 1903 Nobel Prize for fundamental work in nuclear physics.
- n. French physicist who discovered that rays emitted by uranium salts affect photographic plates (1852-1908)
“Very soon a number of physicists were working in the extended field; I need only name Becquerel, Cotton,”
“A Becquerel is a frequently used measure of radiation.”
“Blaufox, "Becquerel" (1996), 145 – 154; Dutreix and Dutreix, "Henri Becquerel" (1995), 1869 – 1875. back”
“On May 17th, Greenpeace announced that several types of seaweed ready for harvest from the ocean show radiation levels over 10,000 Becquerel per kilogram -- the upper limit of what their equipment can detect and well-above safety limits for consumption.”
“Much inorganic chemistry in the early 1900s was a consequence of the discovery of radioactivity in 1896, for which Henri Becquerel from”
“She shared the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics with her husband Pierre and Antoine Becquerel for their "research on the radiation phenomena".”
“The couple were awarded the Nobel prize for physics in 1903, jointly with Henri Becquerel, the discoverer of radioactivity.”
“In 1893, physicist Henri Becquerel discovered the photovoltaic effect.”
“In 1903 it was the Nobel Prize for Physics, along with her husband Pierre Curie and Colleague Antoine Henri Becquerel, for their work in Radiation …. and then later, awarded in 1911 for her works in Chemistry in recognition of her services to the advancement of […]”
“If you put a Geiger counter over a gram of substance and count 3 clicks per second, the radioactivity of that substance would be 3 Becquerel.”
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