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Radiative Transfer in Nontransparent, Dispersed Media

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Part of the Springer Tracts in Modern Physics book series (STMP, volume 113)

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Existing standard textbooks on radiative transfer (RT) are usually confined to theoretical models with little reference to experimental methods. This book has been written to illustrate how calorimetric and spectroscopic measurements can be used to check theoretical predictions on extinction properties of infrared radiation in optically thick, absorbing and scattering particulate media. A determination of infrared extinction coefficients is now possible from three completely independent methods. An interpretation of the results of thermal conductivity measurements is made in terms of the diffusion model of RT. One of the most important topics of the book is the experimental separation of heat transfer modes. Since all modes other than scattered radiation are coupled by temperature profiles, conservation of energy also requires an understanding of the non-radiative heat flow components. Unlike other volumes on RT, this book also contains a review of non-radiative heat flow mechanisms. Thus the book does not treat RT as an isolated phenomenon but stresses the key role of RT among the other transport processes. A considerable part of the book is devoted to the calculation of extinction cross sections by application of Mie theory, anisotropic and dependent scattering, optimization of radiation extinction by experimental means, existence or non-existence of thermal conductivity, and other general questions within the field of thermophysics.


Cross section Energy Conservation conservation diffusion energy experiment heat physics radiation scattering temperature transport

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Radiative Transfer in Nontransparent, Dispersed Media
  • Authors Harald Reiss
  • Series Title Springer Tracts in Modern Physics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Tracts in Modern Physics
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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-18608-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-13659-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-48028-0
  • Series ISSN 0081-3869
  • Series E-ISSN 1615-0430
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 205
  • Number of Illustrations 16 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Thermodynamics
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