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Physicist, Chemist

BelgianBorn Désiré Charles Emanuel VAN MONCKHOVEN

Belgian chemist, physicist, and photographic researcher

Born on September 25, 1834 in Gand, Belgique , Belgium

Died on September 25, 1882 in Gand, Belgique

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He wrote several of the earliest books on photography and photographic optics. His original French works were later translated to English and other languages.

He invented or developed an enlarger (1864), a dry collodion process (1871), improvements of the carbon print process (1875–80), and improved silver-bromide gelatine emulsions.


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