Swan spectrum

noun
\-nz¦p-, -n¦sp-\

Definition of Swan spectrum 

: the spectrum of the blue cone in a Bunsen burner when operating strongly caused by the excitation of carbon compounds also : a similar spectrum observed in some vacuum-tube discharges

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History and Etymology for Swan spectrum

after William Swan †1894 English physicist

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