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  • Vol. 49, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1959
  • pp: 619–625

Spectral Emissivity of Tungsten

ROBERT D. LARRABEE  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 49, Issue 6, pp. 619-625 (1959)

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An experiment designed to measure the spectral emissivity of tungsten, in which a direct comparison method is utilized so that the spectral emissivity is observed directly as the ratio of light intensity from a tungsten source to that from a blackbody source, is described. The spectral emissivity was measured over the wavelength interval 310 mµ to 800 mµ, and the temperature interval 1600°K to 2400°K.

ROBERT D. LARRABEE, "Spectral Emissivity of Tungsten," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 49, 619-625 (1959)

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