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  • Paperback + CD-ROM
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $21.47
  • June 2004
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-15412-2
  • 136 pages
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide


Build a Better CD Player: How Can You Get Blue Light from a Solid?


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Herbert Beall (Author), Dean J. Campbell (Author), Arthur B. Ellis (Author), George Lisensky (Author, Beloit College), Joanne Stewart (Author)


This module challenges students to think about a question in materials design—how to get light out of a solid.

Light-emitting solids are essential for many high technology materials and products, including compact disc (CD) players. Students make use of the periodic table to propose color-specific emitting solids based on knowledge of periodic properties, bonding, electronic transitions, solid structures, and the properties of light.