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  • Vol. 6, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1967
  • pp: 1563–1565

The Effect of Thallium Iodide on the Arc Temperature of Hg Discharges

C. F. Gallo  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 6, Issue 9, pp. 1563-1565 (1967)

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The addition of metallic iodides to mercury arc lamps has proven to be an effective and practical method of altering the spectral output. If the excitation levels of the metal of the dissociated iodide are lower than the excitation levels of mercury, the mercury arc temperature is considerably reduced. Experimental evidence for this phenomenon is presented.

© 1967 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: March 15, 1967
Published: September 1, 1967

C. F. Gallo, "The Effect of Thallium Iodide on the Arc Temperature of Hg Discharges," Appl. Opt. 6, 1563-1565 (1967)

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