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  • Vol. 55, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 1965
  • pp: 162–163

Precision of Determination of Kubelka and Munk Coefficients from Opaque Colorant Mixtures

D. G. NICKOLS and S. E. ORCHARD  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 55, Issue 2, pp. 162-163 (1965)

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Kubelka and Munk absorption and scattering coefficients for a nonwhite pigment dispersion (tinter) can be obtained from reflectance measurements on opaque samples of a reference white base and two tinter/white mixtures. The precision of the coefficients depends on the strengths of the mixtures, and the conditions for maximum precision have been determined from a theoretical analysis of the errors caused by a constant error in the measurement of absolute reflectance. One sample should consist of tinter without admixture of white, while the other should have reflectances as far as possible between 25% and 75% throughout the spectral range of interest.

D. G. NICKOLS and S. E. ORCHARD, "Precision of Determination of Kubelka and Munk Coefficients from Opaque Colorant Mixtures," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 55, 162-163 (1965)

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