Désiré van Monckhoven

Physicist, Author

1834 – 1882

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Who was Désiré van Monckhoven?

Désiré Charles Emanuel van Monckhoven was a Belgian chemist, physicist, and photographic researcher. He was also an inventor and author. He wrote several of the earliest books on photography and photographic optics. His original French works were later translated to English and other languages.

He invented or developed an enlarger, a dry collodion process, improvements of the carbon print process, and improved silver-bromide gelatine emulsions.

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Born
1834
Also known as
  • Desire van Monckhoven
Nationality
  • Belgium
Profession
Education
  • Ghent University
Died
1882

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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