Infrared heating
Abstract
The transfer of energy by radiation whose limits lie between 1 mm and 400 mm is indicated. The radiation used lies practically completely in the infrared region. Its use therefore depends on the thermal radiation laws (black body or integral receiver laws). These laws were derived mathematically in accordance with the properties of an ideal body, the socalled ""integral receiver'' (formerly black body). According to definition this integral receiver has the property of absorbing completely all incident electromagnetic radiation. From these the following laws were deduced: (1) All bodies with a temperature above absolute zero emit a radiation. (2) The energy emitted by the integral receiver is proportional to the 4th power of the absolute temperature. (3) The emission theoretically comprizes the whole radiation. (4) The radiation comprizing the emission spectrum does not transport the same amount of energy at every wavelength.
 Publication:

NASA STI/Recon Technical Report N
 Pub Date:
 November 1983
 Bibcode:
 1983STIN...8417512.
 Keywords:

 Emissivity;
 Energy Transfer;
 Mathematical Models;
 Thermal Radiation;
 Black Body Radiation;
 Heat Transmission;
 Infrared Spectra;
 Plancks Constant;
 Tables (Data);
 Thermal Conductivity;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer