Becquerel

  • becquerel
    unit systemsi derived unit
    unit ofspecific activity
    symbolbq 
    named afterhenri becquerel
    conversions
    1 bq in ...... is equal to ...
       rutherford   10−6 rd
       curie   2.703×10−11 ci27 pci
       si base unit   s−1

    the becquerel (english: l/; symbol: bq) is the si derived unit of radioactivity. one becquerel is defined as the activity of a quantity of radioactive material in which one nucleus decays per second. for applications relating to human health this is a small quantity,[1] and si multiples of the unit are commonly used.[2]

    the becquerel is named after henri becquerel, who shared a nobel prize in physics with pierre and marie skłodowska curie in 1903 for their work in discovering radioactivity.[3]

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Becquerel
Unit systemSI derived unit
Unit ofSpecific activity
SymbolBq 
Named afterHenri Becquerel
Conversions
1 Bq in ...... is equal to ...
   rutherford   10−6 Rd
   curie   2.703×10−11 Ci27 pCi
   SI base unit   s−1

The becquerel (English: l/; symbol: Bq) is the SI derived unit of radioactivity. One becquerel is defined as the activity of a quantity of radioactive material in which one nucleus decays per second. For applications relating to human health this is a small quantity,[1] and SI multiples of the unit are commonly used.[2]

The becquerel is named after Henri Becquerel, who shared a Nobel Prize in Physics with Pierre and Marie Skłodowska Curie in 1903 for their work in discovering radioactivity.[3]