Becquerel rays

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Becquerel rays (Physics) Radiations first observed by the French physicist Henri Becquerel, in working with uranium and its compounds. They consist of a mixture of alpha, beta, and gamma rays.
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Usage

In literature:

First of all I took out the two Becquerel ray-condensers that I had bought in Sydney.
"The Moon Pool" by A. Merritt
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In science:

Conrad R ¨ontgen’s discovery in 1895 of X-rays as a type of electromagnetic radiation is important for understanding the conditions under which Antoine Henri Becquerel discovered radioactivity in 1896.
Introduction to Astronomy with Radioactivity
The year 1895 was a turning-point in the history of physics: Rontgen discovered X-rays and this was rapidly followed by Becquerel’s discovery of radioactive radiation, and by the discovery of the negative electron by J. J.
Recent Interests on Positron, Positronium and Antimatters
Becquerel demonstrated that the radiation emitted by uranium shared certain characteristics with X-rays but, unlike X-rays, could be deflected by a magnetic field and therefore must consist of charged particles.
Recent Interests on Positron, Positronium and Antimatters
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