infrared radiation


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n infrared radiation electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths longer than visible light but shorter than radio waves
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In literature:

It boils liquid metal and cooks out energy from the infrared right through to hard radiation.
"The K-Factor" by Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
He checked the radiated infrared spectrum.
"Pushbutton War" by Joseph P. Martino
At Colorado State University the responses of plants to high-intensity radiation (ultraviolet to infrared) are being studied.
"Significant Achievements in Space Bioscience 1958-1964" by National Aeronautics and Space Administration

In news:

Scientists are studying galaxies like VV340 to understand why they emit so much infrared radiation.
Research shows infrared radiation could be causing more damage than UV rays.
Any object with a temperature exceeding 0 degrees Kelvin (-273 degrees C.) is radiating energy in infrared spectrum.
All objects radiate infrared energy from their surface.
An infrared camera detects this radiation and converts it into an infrared image which shows apparent surface temperature differences and thermal patterns across an object (shown in Image 1).
Artist's conceptualization of the dusty TYC 8241 2652 system as it might have appeared several years ago when it was emitting large amounts of excess infrared radiation.
0 In a new laser, electrons are ripped from gas atoms by infrared radiation, then recombined to produce a beam containing all colors and X-ray s.

In science:

The EBL is the total radiation in the infrared(IR)/optical/ultraviolet(UV) bands from normal star formation and radiation from dust, integrated over the luminosity history of the universe.
The Status of VHE Gamma-Ray Astronomy
All of the detected remnants radiate more power in the infrared than in the X-ray. More recently, ISO has studied the Kepler, Tycho, Cas A, and Crab Nebula remnants (Douvion, Lagage & Cesarsky 1999, Douvion et al. 2001), finding a range of properties, as expected from the known variety of supernovae.
First Fruits of the Spitzer Space Telescope: Galactic and Solar System Studies
The first, peaking at optical to near-infrared wavelengths (0.5-2 µm), consists of primary redshifted stellar radiation that escaped the galactic environment either directly or after scattering by dust.
Section on Extragalactic Science Topics of the White Paper on the Status and Future of Ground-Based TeV Gamma-Ray Astronomy
In a dusty Universe, the total EBL intensity is preserved, but the energy is redistributed over a broader spectrum, generating a second component consisting of primary stellar radiation that was absorbed and reradiated by dust at infrared (IR) wavelengths.
Section on Extragalactic Science Topics of the White Paper on the Status and Future of Ground-Based TeV Gamma-Ray Astronomy
They determine Σdust from Spitzer images of 160 µm emission, with the dust temperature (or equivalently the external radiation field) constrained by shorter wavelength far-infrared emission.
Star Formation in the Milky Way and Nearby Galaxies