Blackbody Radiation Laws

  • Mikaél’ A. Bramson
Part of the Optical Physics and Engineering book series (OPEG)

Abstract

When a body is heated it emits electromagnetic waves covering a wide spectral range. Some of this radiation falls in the infrared region, and is often called thermal or heat radiation. It is emitted by all bodies at every temperature different from absolute zero. Thermal radiation exists everywhere and permeates the space between bodies and within bodies. The power of thermal radiation, its spectral composition, and its angular distribution depend on the properties and temperature of the emitting body (see [1–4]).

Keywords

Thermal Radiation Spectral Emittance Spectral Energy Distribution Radiant Emittance Planck Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mikaél’ A. Bramson
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  1. 1.Institute of Mineral FuelsAcademy of Sciences of the USSRMoscowUSSR

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