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colorimeter

[‚kəl·ə′rim·əd·ər]
(analytical chemistry)
A device for measuring concentration of a known constituent in solution by comparison with colors of a few solutions of known concentration of that constituent. Also known as chromometer.
(optics)
An instrument that measures color by determining the intensities of the three primary colors that will give that color.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

colorimeter

A device that measures the red, green and blue values of color. See colorimetry and color calibration. Contrast with densitometer.
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Within the colorimeter, the transmissive filters that create the XYZ tristimulus functions have spectral imperfections and will need to improve to make the colour measurement more accurate.
Once considered to be a niche area of optometry and viewed with scepticism by some, the use of a colorimeter to prescribe precision tints to alleviate visual stress has become widespread, with more than 400 instruments in the UK and over 150 in many other countries in the world.
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In vivo measurement of maxillary anterior teeth with a colorimeter showed that; 1) tooth color was best represented by its middle third, 2) women's teeth in general were lighter, less chromatic, and less reddish colored than men's, 3) aging produced darker and more reddish teeth 4) cuspid teeth were darker than central or lateral incisors, and 5) central incisors had the highest lightness.
By equipping an integrating sphere with a number of LEDs having different spectral distributions and varying the radiometric output of the various LEDs, the sphere radiance can be tuned from the blue to the red, as well as tuned to approximate CIE-defined standard illuminant distributions (e.g., Illuminant A or D65), enabling calibrations of colorimeters and spectro-radiometers against different spectral distributions.
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