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Hi guys,

can you please tell me the meaning of the word silberjodidschicht?
I'm reading a passage from Kehlmann's "Die Vermessung der Welt":
"es ist ein Geraet, das den Augenblick auf eine lichtempfindliche Silberjodidschicht bannen werde": a device that will ban the eyes from a *** which is sensitive to light"?

  • Hutschi

    Senior Member
    A device that will ban (the pictures of) the moment on a layer of silberjodid = on (black and white) photo paper or on (Black and white) film with a light sensitive layer of silver iodide.

    As you guessed it is a Photoapparat, a camera.


    Senior Member
    "Silberjodid" is the old spelling. It is often used until now outside of science.
    In science it was changed to the international spelling in the 1960th or 1970th as far as I remember.

    Similarly: "Oxyd" was changed to "oxid".