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Examining the Light from Gas Discharge Tubes using UV-Visible-IR Spectroscopy

A low-cost UV-Visible-IR Spectrometer
80Hg Mercury Vapour Lamps and Fluorescent Tubes
2He Helium
10Ne Neon
18Ar Argon - the most commonly used quench gas in Penning mixtures
36Kr Krypton
54Xe Xenon
11H Hydrogen
21H Deuterium


Under construction

A wealth of interesting lamp spectra, with Δλ ≅ 1.332 nm, is given on the website of Dr Ioannis N. Galidakis. See: The Double Amici Prism Spectroscope, Emission Spectra.


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