A radiometer or roentgenometer is a device for measuring the radiant flux (power) of electromagnetic radiation. Generally, a radiometer is an infrared radiation detector or ultraviolet detector.
Types[change | change source]
- The name Radiometer is frequently used to refer to a Crookes radiometer ("light-mill"). This is an early device wherein a rotor in a partial vacuum spins when exposed to light.
- The Nichols radiometer is a newer and more sensitive radiometer than the Crookes type. It measures radiation pressure. It has two small mirrors suspended on a quartz fiber.
- A microwave radiometer operates in the microwave wavelengths. The radiometer contains argon gas to enable it to rotate.
- The MEMS radiometer can operate on the same principles of Nichols or Crooke radiometers. It can operate over a wide spectrum of wavelength and particle energy levels.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "What is the difference between radiometers, spectrometers, and spectroradiometers?". Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
- ↑ "Radiometer". PlanetFacts.org. 23 September 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
- ↑ "Nichols radiometer". Photonics Media. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
- ↑  Archived 2017-01-18 at the Wayback Machine MEMS Radiometer United States Patent 7,495,199