CIE Whiteness

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27851-8_5-1

Definition

The Commission Internationale de l’éclairage (CIE) whiteness formula was recommended in 1986 as an assessment method for white materials [ 1]. For the CIE 1931 standard colorimetric observer, the whiteness index W is given by
$$ W=Y + 800\ \left({x}_{\mathrm{n}}\hbox{--} x\right) + 1,\kern-0.15em 700\ \left({y}_{\mathrm{n}}\hbox{--} y\right), $$
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Colour Science & TechnologyUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK