absorption coefficient definition

  • noun:
    • A measure associated with consumption of electromagnetic radiation as it passes through a certain compound; the fraction of incident radiation consumed by unit size or unit thickness; absorptivity.
    • a measure regarding the price of decrease in the strength of electromagnetic radiation (as light) because it passes through a given compound; the fraction of incident radiant power consumed per product mass or depth of an absorber

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