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Title: Reliability of temperature determination from curve-fitting in multi-wavelength pyrometery

Abstract This paper examines the reliability of a widely used method for temperature determination by multi-wavelength pyrometry. In recent WDM experiments with ion-beam heated metal foils, we found that the statistical quality of the fit to the measured data is not necessarily a measure of the accuracy of the inferred temperature. We found a specific example where a second-best fit leads to a more realistic temperature value. The physics issue is the wavelength-dependent emissivity of the hot surface. We discuss improvements of the multi-frequency pyrometry technique, which will give a more reliable determination of the temperature from emission data.
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Conference: APS-DPP
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Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA (US)
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USDOE Office of Science (SC)
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United States
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION warm dense matter, temperature measurement, pyrometry, heavy ion beam heating.