ultraviolet C

  • UVC
German: Ultraviolett-C-Strahlung
Japanese: 紫外線C

Electromagnetism. Ultraviolet radiation with wavelengths between 100 and 280 nm. UVC is completely absorbed by oxygen building ozone (O3) in the upper layers of the atmosphere so none reaches the earth's surface. UVC is germicidal and is also used in ultraviolet phototherapy.

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