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Absorption spectrum

Definition of the noun absorption spectrum

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  1. the spectrum of electromagnetic radiation that has passed through a medium that absorbed radiation of certain wavelengths
    • lexical domain: Natural Phenomena - nouns denoting natural phenomena
    • more generic word: spectrum = an ordered array of the components of an emission or wave

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Forensic Science (2008)

by Suzanne Bell

absorption spectrum As a result, these tests work on whole blood, body fluids ( assuming the person is a secretor), and in stains of any of those fluids. Absorption-inhibition works by reducing the strength of an antiserum based on the type and ...

Google previewDictionary of Gems and Gemology (2013)

by Mohsen Manutchehr-Danai

Absorption spectrum. spectra, absorption; — absorption spectrum. spectra, band; -> band spectrum. spectra, bright line; – bright-line spectra. spectra, emission; -> emission spectrum. spectra, flame; → flame spectra. spectra, fluorescence; ...

Google previewBlackie’s Dictionary of Astronomy

by Blackie

Absorption coefficient Ratio of absorption spectrum to the distance that a photon travels before getting absorbed ...

Google previewDictionary of Chemistry

Absorption absorption spectrum Absorption 1. A mechanical phenomenon wherein one substance penetrates into the inner structure of another, as in absorbent cotton or a sponge. 2. An optical phenomenon wherein atoms or molecules block ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Optical Engineering: Abe-Las, pages 1-1024 (2003)

by Ronald G. Driggers

Absorption spectrum of the atmosphere in the region 9392-9413 cm"1 (strong lines are the Fraunhofer lines) recorded using solar radiation (a); and the atmospheric absorption spectrum obtained with an ICL spectrometer (b).

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Astronomy (2009)

by John Daintith, William Gould

absorption lines, bands See absorption spectrum. absorption nebula See dark nebula.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry: Fundamentals (2001)

by Nicholas D. Spencer, John H. Moore

The standard instrument for measuring an absorption spectrum is a double-beam spectrophotometer. A typical instrument uses a lamp with a continuous spectrum to supply the light, usually a tungsten lamp for the visible, near-infrared, and ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Astronomy (2012)

by Ian Ridpath

absorption spectrum A spectrum that consists primarily of dark *absorption lines, created when light from a hot source passes through cooler material. The spectra of normal, cool stars ...

Google previewIllustrated Encyclopedia of Applied and Engineering Physics, Three-Volume Set (2017)

by Robert Splinter

Representative X-ray absorption spectrum for K radiation (electron orbit n = 1, the K-shell of the atom) for carbon, nitrogen, ...

Google previewDictionary of Global Climate Change (2012)

by W.J. Maunder

abiotic absorption spectrum...

absorption spectrum The array of absorption lines and absorption bands that results from the passage of radiant energy from a ...

Google previewMacmillan Dictionary of Astronomy (1985)

by Valerie Illingworth

Aberrations occur for all light rays lying off the optical axis absorption spectrum and also for those falling at oblique angles ...

Google previewDictionary of Astronomy and Astronautics (1959)

by Armand Spitz, Frank Gaynor

absorption spectrum The dark lines or bands ...

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