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16/12/1776 Ultraviolet light discoverer is born


Johann Ritter Ultraviolet Light Discovery


Tour of the EMS 06 - Ultraviolet Waves

German physicist and chemist Johann Wilhelm Ritter read about William Herschel’s discovery of “heat rays (infrared radiation)” and wanted to find the opposite – some kind of cooling rays. He found something else, which he called the “chemical rays.” It was the ultraviolet light. Ritter also discovered electrochemical cell and electroplating.