Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 43, Issue 22, pp 7225–7229 | Cite as

Spectral and directional emittance of alumina at 823 K

  • George TeodorescuEmail author
  • Peter D. Jones


Spectral–directional emittance measurements of aluminum oxide (99.5% pure), in air, were performed at 823 K using an apparatus comprised of a Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectrometer, a blackbody radiating cavity (hohlraum), and a sample holder which allows directional measurements. The data cover a wide spectral range between 2 and 25 μm, and a directional range from a surface normal to a 72° polar angle. The aluminum oxide sample used in the experiment had a nominal surface roughness of 1 μm determined by a profilometer. Directional emittance shows no departure from dielectric behavior.


Directional Emittance Normal Emittance Wide Spectral Range Spectral Normal Emittance Blackbody Cavity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.275 Wilmore Laboratory, Materials Engineering ProgramAuburn UniversityAuburnUSA
  2. 2.270 Ross Hall, Mechanical Engineering DepartmentAuburn UniversityAuburnUSA

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