Asked Jan 8, 2020

Distinguish between the primary and secondary excitation processes that occur in fluorescent lamp.


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The excitation and de-excitation of the photons in the fluorescent lamps are explained using the concept of quantum mechanics which states that accelerating electron in an orbit emits electromagnetic radiation.

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  In the primary excitation process occurring in the fluorescent lamp, the mercury atoms get excite...

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