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Friedrich Johann Karl Becke

(1855—1931)


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(1855–1931)

A Czechoslovakian mineralogist and petrologist from the University of Prague, Becke developed a method for determining the relative refraction of light in microscopy, later named for him. He also did important work on metamorphic recrystallization, developing a descriptive terminology and a classification of metamorphic facies. See becke line test.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.


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