Re: OT: Ruby Lith for scientific research

From: Jeremy Moore ^lt;>
Date: 04/11/05-08:23:50 PM Z
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Thanks Sandy,
I'm going to take some scraps of rubylith up to the lab tomorrow to see
if they will work better than the aluminum foil. This should be perfect
as we don't need 100% UV light blocked, but enough to keep any breaking
down of the plastic compounds at bay--if I remember correctly, the
output of the lights was 254 or 354nm and if 354 these should be perfect.


Sandy King wrote:

> I can not tell you exactly, but what I can tell you is that rubylith
> tape blocks a very high percentage of the UV light when the reading
> instrument has a center wavelength of 373nm and the bandwidth is 30-60nm.
> In reading the density of a piece of rubylith tape through my Gretage
> D-200-II densitometer with the UV aperture the reading was log 3.85
> where the maximum possible would be log 5.0.
> Sandy
>> Can anyone tell me the wavelengths of UV light that Ruby Lith blocks
>> and/or is resistant to? And this is probably a stretch, but does
>> anyone know of any long-term outgassing effects? :-)
>> This may be used to protect some hardware in a closed environment
>> from long-term UV exposure in a Neuroscience lab. Right now they are
>> using aluminum foil, but it shreds when the robotic arm moves and the
>> flexibility of Ruby Lith may be just the ticket!
>> Thanks,
>> Jeremy
Received on Mon Apr 11 20:22:21 2005

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