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Quartz Liner Tube Inside Tube Furnace Feature Summary

Type:
From Physics Research
Title:
Quartz Liner Tube Inside Tube Furnace
Description:
This image shows a quartz liner in an oven at 1150° C, and the orange glow is heat radiation.
-- This radiation is much brighter than that given off by a face (see Physics in Your World) and has its maximum brightness at a much higher frequency--in the visible spectrum rather than infrared.
-- For another example of a substance at 1100°-1200° C giving off heat radiation, see the San Diego State University page on basaltic lava.
Image:
image credit: Mark J. Harrison, <a href="http://www.mne.ksu.edu/research/centers/SMARTlab/mission" target="_blank">Kansas State University</a>; <a href="http://www.aps.org/about/physics-images/archive/tube.cfm" target="_blank">image source</a>; <a href="http://www.compadre.org/informal/images/features/quartz oven-large-9-12-08.jpg" target="_blank">larger image</a>
image credit: Mark J. Harrison, Kansas State University; image source; larger image
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/informal/images/features/quartz oven-large-9-12-08.jpg
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