A problem about solid spectrum

1. Dec 12, 2006

enricfemi

Why solid send out comtinuous spectrum when it is heat.

Last edited: Dec 13, 2006
2. Dec 13, 2006

ZapperZ

Staff Emeritus
Because the vibration spectrum (phonons) for a typical solid that is responsible for the IR radiation is continuous.

Zz.

3. Dec 15, 2006

enricfemi

Thank you,ZapperZ!

Last edited: Dec 15, 2006