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reflectivity

[‚rē‚flek′tiv·əd·ē]
(physics)
The ratio of the energy carried by a wave which is reflected from a surface to the energy carried by the wave which is incident on the surface. Also known as reflectance.
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Reflectivity

The ability of a material to turn away or deflect a fraction of the radiant heat generated by the sun. Also known as solar reflectivity.
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Considering [[GAMMA].sub.0] = 27.6 [micro]ev and [gamma] = 0.6 [micro]ev and (6), reflectivity of the MQW under normal incidence illumination was numerically computed and shown in Figure 2(a) [11,12].
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For perishables like fruits, vegetables and flowers, the breathable cover with high reflectivity protects against multiple threats, including temperature excursion, pest infestation, excess moisture damage, rain and environmental contaminants.
In a relationship between measured radar reflectivity and rainfall rate, the power empirical equation is commonly used to convert the reflectivity into the rainfall intensity
A multidimensional matrix for the refractive index dispersion effect of each layer was used to simulate the reflectivity of several optical film systems.