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ERIC Number: EJ891990
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Why Shiny Metals Are Poor Emitters of Radiation
Bryan, Ronald
Physics Teacher, v45 n4 p222-223 Apr 2007
Students often wonder why polished metals are poor emitters of radiation when they are so shiny. Here I present a simple model that helps to explain this apparent paradox.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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