Joliot-Curie Irène

Jo·liot-Cu·rie

 (zhô-lyō′kyo͝or′ē, -kyo͝o-rē′, -kü-), Irène 1897-1956.
French physicist. She shared a 1935 Nobel Prize in chemistry with her husband, Frédéric Joliot-Curie (1900-1958), for synthesizing new radioactive elements.
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Jo·liot-Cu·rie

(zhô-lyō′kyo͝or′ē), Irène 1897-1956.
French physicist. With her husband, Frédéric Joliot-Curie (1900-1958), she made the first artificial radioactive isotope. They also contributed to the discovery of the neutron and the development of nuclear reactors.
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