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Light ?

  1. Jul 18, 2009 #1
    does shiny aluminum foil reflect infrared photons.
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  3. Jul 18, 2009 #2


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    I can't say for sure about foil, but I've bounced my TV remote signal off of metallic surfaces just as an experiment and it worked. Same for a standard mirror.
  4. Jul 18, 2009 #3


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    Yes, it does. Particularly near infrared; for far infrared, telescopes use gold-coated optics, however, since gold reflects those wavelengths better than does aluminum.
  5. Jul 18, 2009 #4
    sweet , thanks for the responses guys .
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