adiathermanous


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adiathermanous

[¦ā‚dī·ə′thərm·ə·nəs]
(physics)
Not capable of transmitting radiant heat. Also known as adiathermic.
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Relative to the carbon particle itself, the first key passages come at the end of Part I: "Thus far all the laws derived in the preceding sections for diathermanous media hold for a definite frequency, and it is to be kept in mind that a substance may be diathermanous for one color and adiathermanous for another.