antinode


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antinode

[′an·tə‚nōd]
(astronomy)
Either of the two points on an orbit where a line in the orbit plane, perpendicular to the line of nodes and passing through the focus, intersects the orbit.
(physics)
A point, line, or surface in a standing-wave system at which some characteristic of the wave has maximum amplitude. Also known as loop.
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This latter was maintained stretched between the antinode positions of the first free-free mode.
The half waves have two free ends where the antinodes are at the ends and nodes are in the middle such that each half wave keep multiplying indefinitely to complete whole wavelengths where C = f X.
It is not necessary to consider the differences between s- and p-polarized IR beams since a considerable number of antinodes existed for the IR standing wave within these films (24, 25).