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How to calculate no. of photons emitted by a light source using chemical actinometry

  1. Mar 15, 2010 #1
    Hi all!

    Problem.
    I have a light source (xenon-arc lamp) and wish to calculate the no. of photons emitted. It seems that I have to use chemical actionmetry (Potassium Ferrioxalate as Chemical Actinometer)? I need to know the no of photons emitted at all wavelengths given out by the lamp at a particular distance. Any ideas?

    Hope you can help ;)
     
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  3. Mar 15, 2010 #2

    Dale

    Staff: Mentor

    Re: How to calculate no. of photons emitted by a light source using chemical actinome

    It is not possible to cover all wavelengths. You will have figure out what wavelengths you are really interested in and find an actinometer with a similar range or maybe slightly larger.
     
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