A. E. Becquerel

Physicist, Academic

1820 – 1891

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Who was A. E. Becquerel?

Alexandre-Edmond Becquerel, known as Edmond Becquerel, was a French physicist who studied the solar spectrum, magnetism, electricity and optics. He is credited with the discovery of the photovoltaic effect, the operating principle of the solar cell, in 1839. He is also known for his work in luminescence and phosphorescence. He was the son of Antoine César Becquerel and the father of Henri Becquerel.

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Born
Mar 24, 1820
Paris
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  • France
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Died
May 11, 1891
Paris

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on July 23, 2013

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