Periodic Table Wallpaper – Moiré Effect


This periodic table wallpaper is a 1920×1080 HD periodic table.

Periodic Table Wild Wallpaper

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Each element is represented by its atomic number, element symbol, name and atomic mass. Each cell is colored with an interesting moiré pattern to represent the element groups. The interference pattern seems to move slightly as you move the focus of your eyes.

A little trivia: A moiré pattern is a secondary interference pattern formed when two identical patterns are superimposed and offset slightly.

If a bright background wallpaper is not to your liking and you like the moiré effect, this table is also available with a black background.

Periodic Table Wild BBG

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If you would like to download and print this table, a PDF file is available. For best printing results, choose Landscape and ‘Fit’ for your size option.


About Todd Helmenstine

Todd Helmenstine is the physicist/mathematician who creates most of the images and PDF files found on sciencenotes.org. Nearly all of the graphics are created in Adobe Illustrator, Fireworks and Photoshop. Todd also writes many of the example problems and general news articles found on the site.