coefficient of absorption


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Noun1.coefficient of absorption - a measure of the rate of decrease in the intensity of electromagnetic radiation (as light) as it passes through a given substancecoefficient of absorption - a measure of the rate of decrease in the intensity of electromagnetic radiation (as light) as it passes through a given substance; the fraction of incident radiant energy absorbed per unit mass or thickness of an absorber; "absorptance equals 1 minus transmittance"
coefficient - a constant number that serves as a measure of some property or characteristic
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The evaluated transmittance (T) info was employed to determine the coefficient of absorption (a) belonging to subsequent relation,
the radiation of a medium completely enclosed by absolutely reflecting walls is, when thermodynamic equilibrium has been established for all colors for which the medium has a finite coefficient of absorption, always the stable radiation corresponding to the temperature of the medium such as is represented by the emission of a black body" [12, [section] 51], quoted in [1, p.
MB solution is predominantly of a monomer structure with a pronounced absorption maximum at 664 nm and a coefficient of absorption [epsilon] = 95000 L[mol.sup.-1] [cm.sup.-1].

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