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Branly, Édouard

Branly, Édouard ādwär´ bräNlē´ [key], French physicist and physician. He was professor of physics at the Catholic Institute, Paris, from 1875. He developed (1890) a coherer for the detection of electric waves which was used by Marconi in his system of wireless telegraphy (see radio ).

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