radiation pressure

  1. the minute pressure exerted on a surface normal to the direction of propagation of a wave
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How To Use radiation pressure In A Sentence

  • So physicists got to wondering whether radiation pressure could be harnessed to help an item soar.
  • A vast heart - shaped bubble, inflated by the combined stellar winds and radiation pressure, surrounds the cluster.
  • For the solar radiation pressure reflectance, the T 3 model is introduced.
  • The tenuous material surrounding a comet is pushed away from the sun by radiation pressure and solar wind. A ‘bizzare star’, an incomplete explanation « Skulls in the Stars
  • Using radiation pressure and optical dipole forces, atoms that roam in gases at a few hundred meters per second are now routinely slowed down to velocities of a few millimeters per second.
  • The tail is pushed outwards from the Sun by the solar wind and radiation pressure, and so the popular conception that a comet's tail streams away behind it is wrong.
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