Monday, June 24, 2013

Absorptance (Science Word of the Day: 6/24/13)

Absorptance is "the ratio of the radiant or luminous flux absorbed by a body to the flux falling on it". Basically, absorptance is how much light something absorbs. Sweet and simple.
Of some note, the absorptance of a blackbody (an object that absorbs 100% of the energy that hits it) is 1.

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