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ERIC Number: EJ830501
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
A Student Assembled Spectrograph with a CCD Detector to Assist with Students' Understanding of Spectrometry
Grove, T. T.; Masters, M. F.
European Journal of Physics, v28 n4 p747-753 Jul 2007
To help students develop an understanding of the proper use and function of spectrographs and monochromators we describe a student-assembled spectrograph using a "webcam" detector. The apparatus also works well as a low-cost demonstration, helping students make connections between an atomic spectrum observed by eye and a plot of the relative intensity versus wavelength. It also allows students to observe the internal components of a spectrograph. (Contains 3 footnotes and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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