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Temperature Scales Using Radiation Thermometers Calibratied From Absolute Irradiance and Radiance Responsivity

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Author(s)

Howard W. Yoon, David W. Allen, Charles E. Gibson, Robert D. Saunders, Bettye C. Johnson, Steven W. Brown, Keith R. Lykke

Abstract

In the International Temperature Scale of 1990 (ITS-90), temperatures above the freezing temperature of silver are defined with radiation thermometers calibrated using spectral radiance ratios to one of the silver-, gold- or copper-freezing temperature blackbodies and Planck's radiance law. However, due to the use of spectral radiance ratios, the temperature uncertainties of the ITS-90 defined using these thermometers increase as the square of the temperature ratios. Using absolute radiometry, thermodynamic temperatures can be determined with radiation thermometers traceable to a cryogenic radiometer, and the resulting temperature uncertainties can be lower than those measured using the ITS-90 techniques. We describe the development of a new international temperature scale based upon absolute radiometry.
Proceedings Title
NCSL International 2003 Workshop and Symposium Conference Proceedings | | |
Conference Dates
August 17-21, 2003
Conference Title
National Conference of Standards Laboratories International

Keywords

blackbodies, cryogenic radiometer, detector-based radiometry, International Temperature Scale of 1990, radiation thermometer

Citation

Yoon, H. , Allen, D. , Gibson, C. , Saunders, R. , Johnson, B. , Brown, S. and Lykke, K. (2003), Temperature Scales Using Radiation Thermometers Calibratied From Absolute Irradiance and Radiance Responsivity, NCSL International 2003 Workshop and Symposium Conference Proceedings | | | (Accessed June 23, 2024)

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Created August 21, 2003, Updated June 13, 2017