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Monday, 16 June 2014 15:12

N3-23: COLOR PERCEPTION WITH DYES AND FILTERS

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  • ID Code: N3-23
  • Purpose: Compare colors and spectra of dyes and filters.
  • Description: Using the spectrum setup of demonstration N1-01: PRISMATIC SPECTRUM OF WHITE LIGHT - POINT SOURCE, small tanks of water colored by various colors of food coloring are placed in the spectrum setup just before the slit to see the spectrum of light passing throught the colored water. The color of this water can be seen by holding the tank in the light from an overhead projector. The colors and spectra of water colored by food coloring can be compared with those of positive and negative color filters.

    Food coloring produces colors by a negative process, quite like that of negative color filters. Virtually every type of coloration except light, including food color, ink, dye, paints and other pigments produce negative or subtractive colors. The spectra of red, green and blue food color are shown below along with light shining through a sample of water containing that color placed on a baffle on the overhead projector. The blue one leaves something to be desired, but the others are reasonably true.

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