Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Light Reflectance

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_6899

(reflectance, reflectivity) The fraction of the total luminous flux incident upon a surface that is reflected, generally a function of the color (wavelength) of the light. (Johnson SF (2001) History of light and colour measurement: A science in the shadows. Taylor & Francis, UK; Saleh BEA, Teich MC (1991) Fundamentals of photonics. Wiley, New York) See also  Light Absorbance and  Light Transmittance.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA