ultraviolet radiation

[12.1] For practical purposes, any radiant energy within the wavelength range 10 to 400 nm is considered ultraviolet (UV) radiation.*

(See also regions of the electromagnetic spectrum for nominal subdivisions of the UV spectrum.)


* References:

  • Hollander A (ed.). Radiation Biology, Vol. 2: Ultraviolet and Related Radiations. New York: McGraw‑Hill Book Co.; 1955
  • Koller LR. Ultraviolet Radiation. New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.; 1952
  • DiLaura D, Houser K, Mistrick R, Steffy G.  M. S. (eds.). The Lighting Handbook, 10th ed.; Chapter 3. New York: Illuminating Engineering Society of North America; 2010
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