What color of glass-reflecting pan do you install to preserve the maximum photosynthesis, and why?

you are on a spaceship moving closer to the sun. your food suply is supplemented by an onboard greenhouse. what color of glass-reflecting pan do you install to preserve the maximum photosynthesis, and why?

  1. FallingMoon
    on November 30th, -0001

    OK, you’re close to the sun, so you will want to block ultraviolet & infrared wavelengths getting through & bouncing around.
    Pains of glass above the plants: you’ll want to check into what allows 960nm through — the wavelength B Chl-b molecules absorb to bump that electron out — & block the damaging wavelengths

    Reading this should help: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photosynthe

  2. SoftballPlayer
    on November 30th, -0001

    you can use all colors but green, since green glass would cut all colours but green, which certainly is not used in photosynthesis

    I’d suggest a clear transparent, unless you know exactly the frequency range absorbed by your species.

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What color of glass-reflecting pan do you install to preserve the maximum photosynthesis and why?

You are on a spaceship moving closer to the sun. Your food supply is supplemented by an on board greenhouse. The light intensity is increasing and for visual comfort, you must block out some sunlight. What color of glass-reflecting pan do you install to preserve the maximum photosynthesis and why?

  1. ChickenLicken
    on November 30th, -0001

    It’s to do with wave lenght of light. White light is a mixture of seven colours. Plants are green (usually) in colour. This means they reflect green light. So green would be a colour least needed.

    I suggest you use a green reflecting pan.

    Hope this is of some help to you.

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What color of glass-reflecting pan do you install to preserve the maximum photosynthesis and why?

You are on a spaceship moving closer to the sun. Your food supply is supplemented by an on board greenhouse. The light intensity is increasing and for visual comfort, you must block out some sunlight. What color of glass-reflecting pan do you install to preserve the maximum photosynthesis and why?

  1. Wildthing
    on November 30th, -0001

    Any color. I am going to die anyway… No one survives the sun!

    Actually, I think “red” and “Violet” are good for photosynthesis, so, I’ll use green pan to reflect green light and keep the red and violet parts.

  2. DarkDesire
    on November 30th, -0001

    I would install red-yellow filters since plants predominately absorbs in the red-yellow range.

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