Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Reflectance, Specular

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_9857

n Reflectance of a beam of radiant energy at an angle equal but opposite to the incident angle; the mirror-like reflectance. The magnitude of the specular reflectance on glossy materials depends on the angle and on the difference in refractive indices between two media at a surface and may be calculated from the Fresnel Law. See  Reflectance, Fresnel.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA