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An instrument that measures radiant energy by correlating the radiation-induced change in electrical resistance of a blackened metal foil with the amount of radiation absorbed.

[Greek bolē, ray; see gwelə- in Indo-European roots + -meter.]

bo′lo·met′ric (bō′lə-mĕt′rĭk) adj.
bo′lo·met′ri·cal·ly adv.
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(Electronics) a sensitive instrument for measuring radiant energy by the increase in the resistance of an electrical conductor
[C19: from bol-, from Greek bolē ray of light, stroke, from ballein to throw + -meter]
bolometric adj
ˌboloˈmetrically adv
boˈlometry n
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(boʊˈlɒm ɪ tər, bə-)

a device for measuring minute amounts of radiant energy by means of changes of resistance in an electric conductor caused by changes in its temperature.
[1880–85; < Greek bol(ḗ) ray + -o- + -meter]
bo`lo•met′ric (-ləˈmɛ trɪk) adj.
bo`lo•met′ri•cal•ly, adv.
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a device used in bolometry.
See also: Radiation
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Noun1.bolometer - an instrument that measures heat radiationbolometer - an instrument that measures heat radiation; extremely sensitive
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
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Schwamm and Reeh developed a single detector infrared bolometer for diagnostics and the first medical association of thermography was founded by them in 1954, which is still operating as German Society for Thermography and Regulation Medicine and their method was patented in several countries including the USA.
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This model of camera uses uncooled micro bolometer also known as thermal detector [14].
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The Meteorological Atmospheric Measurement Bolometer Array (MAMBA) is an all-sky sensor designed to characterize atmospheric transmittance to support tactical and space sensors testing and operations.
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One of these, LABOCA (the LArge BOlometer Camera) was used for the ATLASGAL survey.
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This MA maybe found some potential applications, such as thermal imaging, thermal bolometer, wavelength selective radiation, stealth technology, and so on.