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nick asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 1 decade ago

What is the name and the peak wavelength of radiation emitted by human?

temperature of human skin is about 37 degree celcius

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  • Som™
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    1 decade ago
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    Infrared radiation

    Near infrared wavelength range of 1000 to 2200 nm

    Source(s): adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2001JBO.....6..167T
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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, its 10,000 nm in wavelength, its Infra Red. Also, humans emit ~100 W of IR all the time! (like a 100 W bulb, but of much longer wavelength)

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  • 1 decade ago

    Humans peak at about 9500 nm. This is in the infrared protion of the spectrum

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The name of our chief radiation is heat. ANd it has a very long wavelength. Greater than 700nm, but I don't know haow much greater.

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  • 1 decade ago

    the radiation is called the infrared radiation its due to the heat of the body and can be detected by the ir cams

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