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Title: Magnetic fluorescent lamp

Abstract

The radiant emission of a mercury-argon discharge in a fluorescent lamp assembly is enhanced by providing means for establishing a magnetic field with lines of force along the path of electron flow through the bulb of the lamp assembly, to provide Zeeman splitting of the ultraviolet spectral line. Optimum results are obtained when the magnetic field strength causes a Zeeman splitting of approximately 1.7 times the thermal line width.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6790882
Application Number:
ON: DE84014231
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy ERA-09-035686; EDB-84-117832
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; FLUORESCENT LAMPS; DESIGN; MAGNETIC FIELDS; ARGON; MERCURY; ZEEMAN EFFECT; ELEMENTS; FLUIDS; GASES; LIGHT BULBS; METALS; NONMETALS; RARE GASES 320100* -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Buildings

Citation Formats

Berman, S.M., and Richardson R.W. Magnetic fluorescent lamp. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Berman, S.M., & Richardson R.W. Magnetic fluorescent lamp. United States.
Berman, S.M., and Richardson R.W. Thu . "Magnetic fluorescent lamp". United States.
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title = {Magnetic fluorescent lamp},
author = {Berman, S.M. and Richardson R.W.},
abstractNote = {The radiant emission of a mercury-argon discharge in a fluorescent lamp assembly is enhanced by providing means for establishing a magnetic field with lines of force along the path of electron flow through the bulb of the lamp assembly, to provide Zeeman splitting of the ultraviolet spectral line. Optimum results are obtained when the magnetic field strength causes a Zeeman splitting of approximately 1.7 times the thermal line width.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {12}
}