A spectral line is a dark or bright line in an otherwise uniform and continuous
spectrum, resulting from emission or absorption of light in a narrow frequency ...
Sources of continuous, emission, and absorption spectra ... direction as the
absorbed photon, this gives rise to dark lines (absence of light) in the spectrum.
Jun 10, 2010 ... An emission line is produced by an atom in a ``excited'' energy state---the ... The
atom produces light of certain wavelengths. ... The more atoms undergoing a
particular absorption transition, the darker (or ``stronger'') the absorption line. ...
together to produce the rainbow of colors of a continuous...
The light that leaves the cloud (right) shows absorption lines in the spectrum at ...
seen as dark lines, or lines of reduced intensity, on a continuous spectrum.
Figure 2.12 Emission Spectrum Instead of a continuous spectrum, the light from ...
of dark absorption lines superimposed on a bright continuous spectrum. Here ...
Sep 27, 2005 ... The wavelengths of visible light are quite small: between 400 nm and 650 ....
Absorption spectrum: dark lines superimposed on a continuous ...
Within this spectra, astronomers can study emission and absorption lines ... The
light is spread out into a continuous band with every wavelength having ... If you
look more closely at the Sun's spectrum, you will notice the presence of dark lines
The light passes through a prism and is split up into its component colors. ...
Figure 4.2 Continuous and Emission Spectra When passed through a slit and
split up by a ... of dark absorption lines superimposed on a bright continuous
In reality, few objects emit exactly a blackbody spectrum. ... of a continuous
spectrum creates a DARK LINE or ABSORPTION LINE spectrum. ... We observe
absorption lines when the light from a background source passes through a cool
It consists of a series of dark lines superimposed on a continuous spectrum, ...
Absorption spectrum: The spectrum formed when light passes through a cool gas