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  • Can you analyze me now? Cell phones bring spectroscopy to the classroom

    University of Illinois chemistry professor Alexander Scheeline developed a cell-phone spectrometer for high school chemistry classes. He wrote free software that analyzes JPEG images taken by students' cellular phones.

    University of Illinois chemistry professor Alexander Scheeline developed a cell-phone spectrometer for high school chemistry classes. He wrote free software that analyzes JPEG images taken by students' cellular phones.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      University of Illinois chemistry professor Alexander Scheeline developed a cell-phone spectrometer for high school chemistry classes. He wrote free software that analyzes JPEG images taken by students' cellular phones.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      A few basic, inexpensive components and a cellular phone are all high school students need to build a spectrometer, a widely used analytical chemistry instrument.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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