Friday, May 27, 2011

This is not Bronco Blue

...this is closer to the 405nm spectrum! Any lower wavelength, and your eyes would bleed UV tears. Kidding—this is not the logic behind our team t-shirt color. Rather, we aim to match the calcium indicator fluorescent blue in the state of bound and unbound calcium ions when excited by UV-light. We considered going for 355nm wavelength t-shirts (the wavelength spectra of our UV-LED excitation source), but as you know...the human eye cannot detect 355nm light, and we don't want to wear invisible shirts :)

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