Thermal Radiation

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Process of emission in which the radiant energy originates in the thermal agitation of the particles of matter (atoms, molecules, ions).

Note: The terms "thermal radiation" and, in German Temperaturstrahlung apply not only to the process of emission, but also to the radiation itself.

Reference: C.I.E.




Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

Contrast

Celsius (previously Centigrade)

Capacitance

charge current

Intensity

Illuminance

Energy

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