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Acronym: UV

Region of the electromagnetic spectrum extending from about 100 nm to 400 nm. This region is divided into four sub-bands as follows:
Vacuum Ultraviolet (VUV) 100 nm200 nm
UV-C 200 nm280 nm
UV-B 280 nm315 nm
UV-A 315 nm400 nm.
The notation and the limits of the various regions are as recommended by the International Commission on Illumination (CIE), with the exception that in these recommendations the UV-C range is 100 nm280 nm, including thus the vacuum UV range.
PAC, 2007, 79, 293 (Glossary of terms used in photochemistry, 3rd edition (IUPAC Recommendations 2006)) on page 437
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: http://goldbook.iupac.org (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8. doi:10.1351/goldbook.
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