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The measurement of the absorption properties of dry micro-organisms and its relationship to astronomy

Abstract

The infrared and ultraviolet absorption measurements of bacteria reported in a recent paper by Yabushita and Wada (1985) are shown to be corrupted due to the effect of stray water in the bacterial samples.

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Hoyle, F., Wickramasinghe, N.C. & Al-Mufti, S. The measurement of the absorption properties of dry micro-organisms and its relationship to astronomy. Astrophys Space Sci 113, 413–416 (1985). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00650976

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Keywords

  • Absorption Measurement
  • Absorption Property
  • Ultraviolet Absorption
  • Bacterial Sample