Recreating Edmond Becquerel’s electrochemical actinometer

Abstract : This article reports on the replication of a series of experiments carried out by Edmond Becquerel with the help of his electrochemical actinometer. We focus principally on the difficulties that were met and the problems that had to be solved. They provide an important source of information on the conception and specifications of Becquerel’s instruments and make explicit some underlying links between Becquerel’s different research works.
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Jérôme Fatet. Recreating Edmond Becquerel’s electrochemical actinometer. Archives des sciences, Société de physique et d'histoire naturelle de Genève, 2005, 58, pp.147-156. ⟨hal-01164038⟩



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