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What is available that can measure UV waves?
Where does a teacher look to acquire such equipment?
I have not seen any devices to acquire measurements of UV.



Replies:
UV emission / absorption can be measured by various spectrophotometers that are in common use in analytical chemistry laboratories. The instruments are fairly expensive to buy and maintain, which is the main reason most high school teachers do not have them lying around the lab. But if the teacher were to ask around nicely at a local community college or university, it might be possible to use one for a special project.

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