Nonblackbody Radiation

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


None of the natural or artificial objects that we may encounter is a perfectly black body. For example, “black” paper reflects 4.5% of the energy striking it, “black” cloth slightly over 1%, and “black” velvet 0.4%. A fundamental property of a perfectly black body is that its shape, material, and surface characteristics have no bearing whatever on its radiating and absorbing characteristics.


Ceramic Coating Spectral Emissivity Blackbody Radiation Radiant Emittance Radiative Heat Exchange 
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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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