Radiation of Gas Layer over Hot Surface

  • B. M. Smirnov
Atoms, Molecules, Optics


A method is presented for evaluation the radiation flux produced by a gas layer near a heated surface, where the gas temperature depends on a distance from the surface. This method refers to small temperature gradients and operates with an effective radiation temperature for each frequency, as well as with the width of the gas absorption band. These parameters are determined by the absorption spectrum of atoms or gas molecules, and also by the shape of the spectral line for the radiative transition between certain states of atomic particles of a gas. The possibilities of this method are demonstrated by examples of emission of photons from the solar photosphere, as well as emission of CO2 molecules in the atmospheres of the Earth and Venus.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Joint Institute for High TemperaturesRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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