A Study of the Bactericidal Action of Ultra Violet Light

  title={A Study of the Bactericidal Action of Ultra Violet Light},
  author={Frederick L. Gates},
  journal={The Journal of General Physiology},
  pages={31 - 42}
The simple conclusion of former investigators that the shorter the wave length of ultra violet light the greater the bactericidal action is in error. A study with measured monochromatic energy reveals a characteristic curve of bactericidal effectiveness with a striking maximum between 260 and 270 m.micro. The reciprocal of this abiotic energy curve suggests its close relation to specific light absorption by some single essential substance in the cell. Methods are described for determining the… CONTINUE READING

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