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André Guinier was a French physicist who did important work in the field of X-ray diffraction and solid-state physics. He worked at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, then taught at the University of Paris and later at the University of Paris-Sud in Orsay. He was elected to the French Academy of Sciences in 1971 and won the Gregori Aminoff Prize in 1985.

In the field of small-angle scattering he discovered the relationship of particle size to intensity which is called Guinier's Law. He developed the Guinier camera for use in X-ray diffraction and contributed to the development of the electron microprobe by Raymond Castaing.


* Guinier, André (1955) Small-angle scattering of X-rays. OCLC number: 01646250.


* Obituary published in Acta Crystallographica


* His recollections of his early work

* His personal remembrances for the book "50 Years of X-ray Diffraction" (pg. 574)

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