Absorption Factor

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absorption factor

[əb′sȯrp·shən ‚fak·tər]
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Absorption Factor


(or absorptance), the dimensionless ratio of the radiation flux absorbed by a body to the flux incident on it. In contrast to the absorptivity and absorption coefficient, the absorption factor pertains to radiation of all frequencies and all orientations that is present in the irradiating flux. The factor is dependent on the properties of the body, the state of the body’s surface, the spectral composition of the flux, and the flux’s direction.

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For [[gamma].sub.s] [approximately equal to] [[gamma].sub.m] ([[gamma].sub.s] = -10.0, [[gamma].sub.m] = -9.0), the staggered dispersion factor presents a single- plateau structure which is in the same location as the corresponding maximum for the staggered absorption factor, shown in Figure 2(a).
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Caption: Figure 2: Double logarithmic plots of (a) the staggered magnetic absorption factor ([X".sub.s]) and (b) the staggered dispersion factor [X'.sub.s] versus frequency of the staggered magnetic field for two different sets of Onsager's rate coefficients (red lines for [[gamma].sub.s] = -10.0, [[gamma].sub.m] = - 0.01, and [gamma] = -0.001; black lines for [[gamma].sub.s] = -10.0, [[gamma].sub.m] = - 9.0, and [gamma] = -0.001) in the ferromagnetic phase.
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