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CCD spectrometer


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A spectrometer that uses a charge-coupled device (CCD) to measure the energy of incident photons. CCD spectrometers can be sensitive to a wide range of wavelengths, from infrared and optical to ultraviolet and X-rays. Each incident photon generates electrons in the CCD, the number of which is proportional to the energy of the original photon.

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