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bolometer

 [bo-lom´ĕ-ter]
1. an instrument for measuring the force of the heartbeat.
2. an instrument for measuring minute degrees of radiant heat.

bo·lom·e·ter

(bō-lom'ĕ-ter),
1. An instrument for determining minute degrees of radiant heat.
2. An obsolete instrument for measuring the force of the heartbeat as distinguished from the blood pressure.
[G. bolē, a throw, a sunbeam, + metron, measure]

bolometer

/bo·lom·e·ter/ (bo-lom´ĕ-ter) an instrument for measuring minute changes in radiant heat.

bolometer

1. an instrument for measuring the force of the heartbeat.
2. an instrument for measuring minute degrees of radiant heat.
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Typically, a bolometer forms one or more legs of a Wheatstone bridge.
Abancens is one of the scientists working on the ROSEBUD project (an acronym for Rare Objects SEarch with Bolometers UndergrounD), an international collaborative initiative between the Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale and the University of Zaragoza, which is focusing on hunting for dark matter in the Milky Way.
Despite certain limitations, astronomers in the early 1960s quickly adapted the new germanium bolometers to infrared telescopes in ground observatories.
The feasibility of a superconducting bolometer operating at or above liquid nitrogen temperature has been indicated recently.
Using exquisitely sensitive, heat-detecting instruments known as bolometers, Pierre de Marcillac and his colleagues at the Institute for Space Astrophysics in Orsay, France, chanced upon signs that more than 100 bismuth-209 atoms had each spat out a helium nucleus--also known as an alpha particle--to become a lighter atom of thallium-205.
The pyroelectric bolometer was calibrated against a Newport Model 835 optical power meter in the wavelength range of 400-1000 nm.
PACS is also groundbreaking, with the first bolometer arrays that have no gaps between pixels, similar to imaging arrays.
The new evidence comes from the Arcminute Cosmology Bolometer Array Receiver (ACBAR), a South Pole network of 16 detectors that probes the temperature of the Big Bang's remnant radiation, known as the cosmic microwave background.
Both the bolometer array and the SQUID multiplexers were invented and fabricated at NIST.
This new system utilizes the established low power bolometer calibration service and extends measurement capability up to 1 kW in the 2 to 1000 MHz frequency range.
com/research/29g5hm/special_offer_comb) has announced the addition of the "Special Offer Combined Reports FLIR 17 Thermal Imaging Camera and FLIR ISC0601B Micro Bolometer Reverse Costing" report to their offering.
The subject of the contract is the supply of prototype bolometer sensors based on thin-film technologies, as set out in Annex B1 and B2 technical specification.