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SPECTRAL LINES

light spectrum
hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu

History

From Newton's prism to Bohr's atom

Resources

NIST Atomic Spectra Database - Lines Holdings National Institute of Standards and Technology

On The Web

CD and Cereal Box Spectroscopes, from Science Toys. There are many shoebox spectroscopes on the web, this is one of the best.
Mini Spectroscopes, Alan Schwabacher, The Science Stuff, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. A mini version of a CD spectroscope -- small enough to keep around.
spectra - without a spectroscope!, Maurice Gavin, Worcester Park Observatory, UK. With a CD or DVD and a digital camera, he obtains a resolution of 1 Angstrom per pixel for the solar spectrum -- as good as some professional spectrographs.

At NJSAS

Using UMW's Mini Spectroscope

Kirchhoff and Bunsen's Flame Salts