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Debierne

[ dəb-yĕrn ]
André 1874-1949
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French chemist who discovered actinium in 1900. In 1910 he collaborated with Marie Curie to isolate pure radium.

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Example sentences from the Web for Debierne

  • M. Debierne has obtained a third radioactive substance from pitchblende, which he has called “Actinium.”

    Alchemy: Ancient and Modern|H. Stanley Redgrove
  • Shortly after that Debierne discovered still another radio-active substance, to which he gave the name actinium.

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