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    Recherches sur une Propriété Nouvelle de la Matière:

    Activité Radiante Spontanée ou Radioactivité de la Matiére. [in:] Mémoires de l'Academie des Sciences de l'Institut de France. Tome Quarante-Sixième.
    First edition, first impression of the author's magnum opus, the complete record of his discovery of radioactivity and research into the phenomenon. Henri Becquerel (1852-1958) was already a leading French scientist when x-rays were discovered by Wilhelm Röntgen in 1895. The following January he attended a session of the Académie des Sciences where it was demonstrated that X-rays caused phosphoresce, leading him to suspect that other types of phosphorescence might be associated with new types of rays. Learn More
    £2,000

    Date of Publication: 1903

    Published: Paris

    Stock Code: 78627

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