Mercury-vapour lamp, X-ray

Mercury-vapour lamp, X-ray

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Caption: Mercury-vapour lamp, coloured X-ray. The yellow tube at centre contains mercury vapour at low pressure. When an electric current is applied, electrons in the mercury atoms are excited. As the electrons fall back to a lower energy state they emit light.

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