create "black body" and measure radiation Answered

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hi
i have been looking for some experiment about black body radiation
how can i make a black body at home
and how can i measure the black body radiation

using inexpensive materials...
i would like to measure plank's constant and so...


i didn't find anything on the net
any suggestions?

thank you!


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kelseymh

2 years ago

Where exactly have you been looking? Google? Wikipedia? Presumably not, or you would have found https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_body#Cavity_w..., which is quite well known.

If you have access to someone who does glass blowing, you can go see a blackbody for yourself: visit them, and look at the hole in the kiln where they stick their glass-blowing pipe. That hole is a very good approximation to a blackbody.

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yitzik25kelseymh

Reply 2 years ago

i was asking for practical information, how to build the black body and how to measure it's radiation (which sensors and so). the theoretical material is already known to me.

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kelseymhyitzik25

Reply 2 years ago

Please try my second paragraph, then. Build yourself a glass kiln, or blacksmithing forge. Cover the opening with a small hole. That hole *IS* a blackbody (as you are aware, since "the theoretical material is already known to" you). To measure it, just get yourself an IR temperature monitor.

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icengkelseymh

Reply 2 years ago

So a blackbody can emit visable light ?

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kelseymhiceng

Reply 2 years ago

Sure! There's a big yellowish one up in the sky during the day, with a temperature of 5500 K.