Émile Sarrau

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Émile Sarrau
Born (1837-06-24)June 24, 1837
Died May 10, 1904(1904-05-10) (aged 66)
Nationality French
Scientific career
Fields chemistry

Jacques Rose Ferdinand Émile Sarrau (Perpignan 24 June 1837 – Saint-Yrieix 10 May 1904)[1] was a French chemist. He worked most of his career at the laboratory in the Dépôt Central des Poudres et Salpêtres (Central Depot for Powder and Saltpetre).[2] He did research on explosive shock waves, the effects of explosives and he developed new explosives. The Mach number was sometimes called in French the Nombre de Sarrau (Sarrau number).[3][4]


  1. ^ (france), Académie des Inscriptions Belles-Lettres; France, Institut de (1904). Journal des Savants. 
  2. ^ Johnson, Jeffrey Allan; MacLeod, Roy M (2006). Frontline and factory: comparative perspectives on the chemical industry at war, 1914-1924. ISBN 978-1-4020-5489-1. 
  3. ^ "Jacques Rose Ferdinand Émile Sarrau". www.cosmovisions.com. 
  4. ^ Blackmore, John T (1972). Ernst Mach: his life, work, and influence. p. 112. ISBN 978-0-520-01849-5. 

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