shadowgraph

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n shadowgraph a photographic image produced on a radiosensitive surface by radiation other than visible light (especially by X-rays or gamma rays)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n shadowgraph A shadow-picture.
    • n shadowgraph A radiograph or X-ray photograph; a sciagram.
    • shadowgraph To outline in a shadow-picture on a screen.
    • shadowgraph In photography, to take a picture of by means of X-rays, radium, or a similar source of actinic radiation.
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Usage

In literature:

The bearded chin, the puffy lips, the prominent nose were all faithfully outlined in the exaggerated shadowgraph.
"The Taming of Red Butte Western" by Francis Lynde
Like a figure of a shadowgraph he slid through its opening, and we followed.
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
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In poetry:

I have done foolishly to dwell
With Fear upon her desert isle,
To take my shadowgraph to Hell,
And then to hope the shades would smile.
"A Western Voyage" by James Elroy Flecker

In science:

Digital design of the mask (left), shadowgraph inspection (center), and spatially resolved amplitude transmission of the manufactured apodizer (right).
Design, analysis, and testing of a microdot apodizer for the apodized pupil Lyot coronagraph (Research note). III. Application to extremely large telescopes
Schlieren and shadowgraph techniques: Visualizing phenomena in transparent media.
Improved visualisation of brain arteriovenous malformations using color intensity projections with hue cycling
We note, though, that the correct amount of small scale structure in the experiments is not likely captured in the experimental diagnostics because of resolution limits and because the radiograph produces a two-dimensional shadowgraph of a three-dimensional experiment, possibly averaging out small structures.
On Validating an Astrophysical Simulation Code
In order to give an idea of the importance and organization of these plumes and their shapes (for large Pr) we show their shadowgraph visualization in the top image of figure 1, taken from Shang et al. (2003).
Large scale dynamics in turbulent Rayleigh-Benard convection
In the absence of the screens shadowgraph visualizations showed that plumes generated at the bottom boundary layer were swept laterally just above the boundary layer by a LSC.
Large scale dynamics in turbulent Rayleigh-Benard convection
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