Definition of Action spectrum
1. Noun. The efficiency with which electromagnetic radiation produces a photochemical reaction plotted as a function of the wavelength of the radiation.
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Literary usage of Action spectrum
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1. Preparing for Climate Change: Proceedings, Second North American Conference (1993)
"To determine our in vivo action spectrum for immunosuppression (8) we used narrow-band ... To complete the action spectrum we had to use about 1500 mice, ..."
2. Tuberculosis Resource Guide by P. Heinsohn (1996)
"An action spectrum is composed of "reciprocal values of threshold doses for some effect" ... The action spectrum is used to express the biological efficacy ..."
3. Science and Society in Early America: Essays in Honor of Whitfield J. Bell, Jr. by Randolph Shipley Klein (1986)
"The action spectrum of chlorophyll: red most efficient, violet less, rest of spectrum negligible, 1882. Action of flagella in protozoa. ..."
4. Science and Society in Early America: Essays in Honor of Whitfield J. Bell, Jr. by Randolph SHIPLEY KLEIN (1986)
"Developed side-chain theory of immune reactions, 1889-1906. Nobel Prize. NAS. Engelmann (1843-1909) 3Vz c. The action spectrum of chlorophyll: red most ..."
5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"... overall kinetics, quantum yield and action spectrum, energy migration among pigment molecules, the evidence for two pigment systems and photochemical ..."