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ERIC Number: EJ1099918
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Tungsten Filament Fire
Ruiz, MichaelĀ J.; Perkins, James
Physics Education, v51 n3 Article 033001 May 2016
We safely remove the outer glass bulb from an incandescent lamp and burn up the tungsten filament after the glass is removed. This demonstration dramatically illustrates the necessity of a vacuum or inert gas for the environment surrounding the tungsten filament inside the bulb. Our approach has added historical importance since the incandescent light bulb is being replaced by compact fluorescent and LED lamps.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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