far ultraviolet

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far ul·tra·vi·o·let

(fahr ul'tră-vī'ŏ-lĕt)
Portion of light spectrum between 180-290 nm.
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Continuous low doses of far ultraviolet C (far-UVC) light can kill airborne flu viruses without harming human tissues, according to a new study at the Center for Radiological Research at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC).
The instrument detects light reflected from different material in mid-ultraviolet light and far ultraviolet light.
Unparalleled reflectance of Al in far ultraviolet (FUV) region degrades when Al is exposed to normal atmosphere or even to the residual atmosphere of an ultrahigh vacuum system.
Although designed to map the lunar surface, the LAMP team expanded its science investigation to examine the far ultraviolet emissions visible in the tenuous atmosphere above the lunar surface, detecting helium over a campaign spanning more than 50 orbits.
Researchers are particularly interested in how far ultraviolet light penetrates into the ocean because radiation at those wave-lengths stimulates reactions that break down carbon-bearing compounds dissolved in the water.
Astrophysics in the far ultraviolet; five years of discovery with fuse; proceedings.
Now a team studying spectra from NASA's Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) satellite has found a disk that just might do the trick.
Researchers at NIST have demonstrated the effectiveness of photostimulable image plates for recording spectra in the far ultraviolet region of the electromagnetic spectrum.
The far ultraviolet (FUV) imager: images the ultraviolet aurora produced by the electron bombardment of oxygen (135.6 nanometers) and nitrogen (140--190 nanometers) and by energetic protons (121.8 nanometers).
Carruthers, who is a senior astrophysicist at the Naval Research Laboratory, was in charge of developing and building the Far Ultraviolet Camera used in 1972 on the Apollo 16 flight to the moon.