J. Phys. IV France 09 (1999) Pr3-629-Pr3-634
Measuring temperatures on absorbers irradiated in a solar furnace by flash assisted multi-wavelength pyrometry (FAMP)H.R. Tschudi, M. Schubnell and Chr. Müller
Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), 5232 Villigen, Switzerland
In a solar furnace, the sample is heated by concentrated solar radiation of which a certain fraction will be reflected. If the thermal (Planckian) emission of the sample shall be used to measure its surface temperature one has to either separate the thermally emitted from the reflected radiation or to make sure that the reflected solar radiation is negligible compared to the emitted thermal radiation. Furthermore, the accuracy of radiation thermometry significantly relies on an accurate knowledge of the sample emittance which generally depends on wavelength as well as on temperature. In this paper, we propose a multi-wavelength analysis for the separation of emitted and reflected radiation and the use of an additional flash to probe the spectral emittance. We first outline the basic ideas and discuss their limitations. We then show experimental and numerical results and add some comments addressing the possibility of avoiding the need for a flash.
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