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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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Adj.1.bolometric - of or relating to a bolometer
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Infrared images were recorded using a high-resolution calibrated thermal imaging camera (Testo 890, 640 x 480 pixels), which employs bolometric detectors and has a spectral sensitivity window of 7.5-14 [micro]m.
Recently, researchers in the graphene community are much interested in hot carriers in graphene-based systems since they determine the performance of high-power and high-frequency electronics, thermal management of electronic devices, optoelectronic devices, the quantum Hall metrology, and bolometric detectors [1-6].
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In the early works, graphene photodetectors were mainly developed based on field effect transistor (FET) structures [9], in which three major mechanisms, namely, photovoltaic effect, photo-thermoelectric effect, and bolometric effect [47], were studied by transport measurements under different bias conditions.
The former should provide an answer to the question of accurately measuring the nuclear binding energies and how strong the resonance enhancement is expected, whereas the latter should analyze the bolometric spectrum in the tail of the peak corresponding to L-capture to the excited state in order to observe the relic antineutrino events.
where [d.sub.L] is the bolometric distance between an observer and the current source point, and dV is the volume element at the current past light cone point.
A double dipole antenna is joined to microstrip bandpass filters to define the band frequencies, while a load resistance acts as bolometric sensor, and a passive element works as radiation absorber.
(2008) Bolometric detection of quantum shot noise in coupled mesoscopic systems.
In currently manufactured thermographic cameras non-cooling bolometric matrix detectors having 320x240 pixels, a temperature resolving power of 20-200 mK and a photoemissive with quantum matrix detectors (QWIP) are applied most frequently.
If it is assumed that the unfiltered luminosity determined above is broadly indicative of the optical and near-IR bolometric luminosity of SN 2011fe, the mass of [sup.56]Ni synthesised can be estimated to be at least between 0.6 and 0.9 [M.sub.[dot in a circle]] after adding a correction of 10% to account for flux outside these passbands.