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B Emission and absorption of IR

  1. Nov 27, 2017 #1
    I can just get the idea of a silvered surface reflecting IR and a black surface absorbing IR (analogous to how light behaves) but I can't see how a silvered surface, if warm is a poorer emitter than a Matt black surface, if warm?
    Would appreciate any help without going too in depth.
    Regards,
    G.
     
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  3. Nov 27, 2017 #2

    davenn

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    hi there :smile:

    there's no point me typing out a long answer when some one else has already done so .....

    https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/159856/why-is-black-the-best-emitter


    cheers
    Dave
     
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