Sunday, June 25, 2006

Plasma in the window

You know a lot of people play Sudoku and work crossword puzzles to exercise their mind. Any chemists out there ever try to draw out syntheses for natural products or any other molecules to gain extra brain power? Here's a shot of the plasma from the lab.

The color of the plamsa is actually white, but the window is tinted green with something that prevents the UV light from harming our eyes. The ultraviolet light is emitted from the metals in the water samples after they gain energy from the plasma. There is actually no reason for the window at all, it just looks cool.


5 comments:

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Lab Lemming said...

Actually there is a reason- if you start to melt your tourch, the glow from the melting glass turns the color purplish-red...

M said...

Good point, you can tell if something is going wrong. Software can't handle everything.

Anonymous said...

Always helpful to be able to see the torch in case something goes wrong (I've had a melting torch or two in my day).

Oh, now that I'm writing this, I see Lab Lemming said the same thing. Well, I agree.