Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Reflection Coefficient or Reflectivity

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_9861

n The ratio of the light reflected from a surface to the total incident light. The coefficient may refer to diffuse or to specular reflection. In general it varies with the angle of incidence and with the wavelength of the light.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA