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A link to this article is here for historical interest. The paper is by Sir William Crookes and was published in 1914. It concerns efforts to record spectroscopic data of pure elemental silicon.1 One difficulty concerned finding a pure sample.


1. Crookes, W. “On the Spectrum of Elementary Silicon“. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. The Royal Society, 1914, 90, 512-521.

December 15th, 2009

Posted In: Chemistry, Spectroscopy


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