The following images are color coded spectrum of potassium
undergoing flame or electrical discharge excitation.
Note: This program generates deep 24 bit color plots,
therefore you may need to increase the color depth of your system
to view subtle details in these spectra.
There may be a small delay as each Applet
loads it's element emission line file and computes the spectra...
The spectra are calculated to represent the
emission from a flame or a spark source and are based on the work of
Talbot. Additional data for each element were obtained from the
National Institute of Standards and
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