## wavelength converter

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.W06660
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Source:
PAC, 1995, 67, 1745. (Nomenclature, symbols, units and their usage in spectrochemical analysis-XI. Detection of radiation (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)) on page 1758 [Terms] [Paper]