Definition of mercury vapor lamp in English:

mercury vapor lamp

Syllabification: mer·cu·ry va·por lamp


  • A lamp in which light is produced by an electrical discharge through mercury vapor.
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    • The source of far-UV light was a low-pressure mercury vapor lamp with an integral filter that provided more than 95% of the emitted radiation.
    • The light source was a pressure mercury vapour lamp, with an exciter and filters.
    • Photographs were taken with a light microscope equipped with a mercury vapour lamp and an Automatic Exposure Photomicrography unit.

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