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  • Vol. 40, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 1950
  • pp: 455–458

The Carbon Arc as an Infra-Red Source

C. S. RUPERT and JOHN STRONG  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 40, Issue 7, pp. 455-458 (1950)

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The desirability of very high temperature sources for infra-red spectroscopy is pointed out. The crater radiation of the low intensity carbon arc is examined and recommended for practical use in this application. Details of arc mounting and use are given.

C. S. RUPERT and JOHN STRONG, "The Carbon Arc as an Infra-Red Source," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 40, 455-458 (1950)

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  1. A publication by other workers mentions simultaneous and independent use of the arc source for the lead sulfide spectral region. McMath, Mohler, Pierce, and Goldberg, Phys. Rev. 76, 1533 (1949).
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  3. H. G. Macpherson in Temperature, Its Measurement and Control in Science and Industry (Papers from a Symposium under the auspices of the American Institule of Physics) (Reinhold, New York, 1941), p. 1141.
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  9. W. Finkelnberg, The High Current Carbon Arc (F.I.A.T. Final Report No. 1052-PB-81644, Department of Commerce, Washington, D. C., 1947); J. App. Phys. 20, 468 (1949).

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