Melloni, Macedonio

Melloni, Macedonio

(mächādô`nyō māl-lō`nē), 1798–1854, Italian physicist. Known especially for his investigations of heat, he pointed out the similarity of heat to light, showing that it also is refracted, reflected, and polarized.
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