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The Chemical Educator

ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)

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Abstract Volume 21 (2016) pp 111-112

International Year of Light 2015

George B. Kauffman

Department of Chemistry, California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CA 93740-8034,

Published: 30 May 2016

Abstract. The United Nations proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies. This article surveys the history of light and chemistry and predicts the use of light to make new discoveries.

Key Words: Chemistry and History; Light; United Nations; Isaac Newton; Photochemistry; Spectroscopy; Waves; Particles; Microwaves; Prism; History of Science

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