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An Isotope of Carbon, Mass 13


THE bands belonging to the Swan spectrum of carbon appear in the vacuum electric furnace at about 2400° C. At temperatures above 2600° they are strong and clear-cut, even the band at λ6191, difficult to obtain in the carbon arc, being well defined. It has been noted by one of us, during a variety of electric furnace investigations, that plates on which the band at λ4737 is very strong showed a faint band, not to be ascribed to a ghost, about 7.5 A. to the red of the strong band. The carbon arc shows a scattered structure in this region, which is suppressed in the furnace. It has, however, thus far failed to give the faint band, which in the furnace spectrum shows a distinct structure, essentially identical with the structure of the main band.

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KING, A., BIRGE, R. An Isotope of Carbon, Mass 13. Nature 124, 127 (1929).

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