Definition of Becquerel

1. Noun. French physicist who discovered that rays emitted by uranium salts affect photographic plates (1852-1908).

Exact synonyms: Antoine Henri Becquerel, Henri Becquerel
Generic synonyms: Physicist



Definition of Becquerel

1. Noun. In the International System of Units, the derived unit of radioactive activity; the activity of a quantity of radioactive material in which one nucleus decays per second. Symbol: Bq ¹

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Definition of Becquerel

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Medical Definition of Becquerel

1. The Systeme Internationale (SI unit, MKS) unit of radioactivity (Bq), named after the discoverer of radioactivity and equal to 1 nuclear transition or disintegration per second. Use is fairly recent, superseding the Curie (Ci). 1Ci = 37 GBq (16 Dec 1997)

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Literary usage of Becquerel

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1. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1901)
"becquerel (Comptes Rendus, June 11) notes that two different kinds of the rays bearing ... The difference between Röntgen and becquerel rays may thus be, ..."

2. A History of Chemistry by Forris Jewett Moore (1918)
"No one, however, realized that their discovery had any important bearing upon chemical problems until in the following year Henri becquerel discovered a ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1842)
"Among the most valuable of these, may justly be ranked those of M. becquerel, on the morbid alterations of the urine, an account of which he has just given ..."

4. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1871)
"According to Vernois and becquerel, the amount of fat in human milk increases ... In disease, Vernois and becquerel found that the percentage of fat was ..."

5. Report of the Annual Meeting (1861)
"By ME becquerel. The pile of M. Edmond becquerel is composed of an exterior receiver of zinc of an ... M. becquerel had one in action composed of ten pairs, ..."

6. Manual of Petrographic Methods by Albert Johannsen (1918)
"becquerel and Cahours' Method for Determining the Refractive Index of a Liquid (1840). ... becquerel et Auguste Cahours: Recherches stir les ..."

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