Title

Influence of the Refractive Index on the Radiative Source Function of an Isotropically Scattering Medium

Abstract

The influence of refractive index on the radiative source function is presented for the case of emission from an isothermal, isotropically scattering medium. A closed-form, approximate solution is obtained and results are presented for finite and semi-infinite nonconservative cases. An increase in refractive index causes the source function to increase and that effect is more pronounced at higher scattering albedo and smaller optical depths. © 1977.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1977 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), All rights reserved.


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