diffuse reflection


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diffuse reflection

[də′fyüs ri′flek·shən]
(physics)
Reflection of light, sound, or radio waves from a surface in all directions according to the cosine law.

diffuse reflection

diffuse reflection
Reflection of light from a rough surface which scatters it in all directions.
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This causes the color of specular reflections to be similar to the light's source, while the color of diffuse reflection to be determined by the object's body spectral reflectance.
The accessory mounts in the sample compartment of the spectrometer and can operate in diffuse reflection or transmission modes.
Polymer 4 shows some very weak patterns, and polymer 2 shows only one diffuse reflection peak, indicating that these are amorphous polymers.
As the artificial skin has a rough surface similar to the wrinkles and the skin texture, the pearlescent pigments on the artificial skin show not only specular reflection but also diffuse reflection coming from the roughness of surface.
This third edition contains new chapters on diffuse reflection theories, the calibration and validation of process sensors, and the NIR spectra of gases.
Two regular reflection heads handle transparent and mirror-surface workpieces; three diffuse reflection heads are able to measure black rubber and dark plastic workpieces.
The final simulation of the experiment was done using probabilities of diffuse reflection of 10% and 1%.
His surface isn't completely smooth, so when light rays hit him, they get reflected at all different angles--a process called diffuse reflection.
The optical sensors use visible and near-infrared spectral reflectance, via a modified diffuse reflection method, to generate the metabolic values for the Hb and Hb[O.

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