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Reflection, transparency and Absorption

  1. Feb 18, 2014 #1
    What are the properties that make materials reflect or absorb a certain EM wave or just allow it to pass through ( transparency ) ??
     
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  3. Feb 18, 2014 #2

    ZapperZ

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    Start by reading the General Physics FAQ subforum.

    Zz.
     
  4. Feb 18, 2014 #3

    Thanks a lot for guiding me " smile " but I don't think I could find an answer for my question there
     
  5. Feb 18, 2014 #4

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    Does that mean that you read this and didn't see the relevance?

    https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=511177 [Broken]

    Really?

    Zz.
     
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  6. Feb 19, 2014 #5

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    The title "Do Photons Move Slower in a Solid Medium?" Does not show the relevance but the article actually shows.
     
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