These results, as well as the spectra obtained, he stated further, corroborated Becquerel's observations.
In 1896 Becquerel brought us to the threshold of the great discovery.
Becquerel and Breschet have noted fine phosphorescent effects from this cause in the waters of the Brenta at Venice.
These are associated with the names of Marconi, Becquerel, and Langley.
And thus, by a sort of accident, he led up to the discovery of the Becquerel rays, so called.
Becquerel may be considered one of the creators of electro-chemistry.
Becquerel announced his discoveries in 1896 and this was the beginning of the new science of radio-activity.
In two of the most severe of Becquerel's cases the blood coagulated firmly, and in a slight case the clot was dark and loose.
These rays are often called Becquerel rays in honor of their discoverer.
The iron was in excess of that in the normal blood, but in Becquerel's cases the mean was 0.381—less than the normal.
becquerel bec·que·rel (bě-krěl', běk'ə-rěl')
A unit of measurement of radioactivity, equal to one disintegration per second.
The SI derived unit used to measure the rate of radioactive decay. When the nucleus of an atom emits nucleons (protons and/or neutrons) and is thereby transformed into a different nucleus, decay has occurred. A decay rate of one becquerel for a given quantity means there is one such atomic transformation per second.
Family of French physicists, including Antoine César (1788-1878), one of the founders of the science of electrochemistry; his son Alexandre Edmond (1820-1891), noted for his research on phosphorescence, magnetism, electricity, and optics; and his grandson Antoine Henri (1852-1908), who discovered spontaneous radioactivity in uranium. Antoine Henri Becquerel's work led to the discovery of radium by Marie and Pierre Curie, with whom he shared the 1903 Nobel Prize for physics.