infrared bolometer

infrared bolometer

[¦in·frə¦red bə′läm·əd·ər]
(electronics)
A bolometer adapted to detecting infrared radiation, as opposed to microwave radiation.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Schwamm and Reeh developed a single detector infrared bolometer for diagnostics and the first medical association of thermography was founded by them in 1954, which is still operating as German Society for Thermography and Regulation Medicine and their method was patented in several countries including the USA.
Langley used an infrared bolometer to measure the solar constant in the 1880s.

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