Wien's displacement law states at which wavelength or frequency
the emission of thermal radiation from a black body peaks, dependent on its temperature.
Due to the nonlinear conversion between wavelength and frequency intervals
there are different results in a plot with linear wavelength or linear frequency, respectively.
The calculation of the wavelength of the peak photon rate also leads to different results.
Usage:
Type the temperature (in °C or in K), a wavelength (in nm), or a frequency (in MHz)
into the corresponding field.
After a click on any empty space in the window or on the "calculate" button,
the result is shown.
For a linear plot of wavelength a wavelength is calculated
and for a linear plot of frequency a frequency, respectively.
In the last column these wavelengths are converted to frequency and vice versa.
This allows a direct comparison of the different plots.
The grey fields of the last column do not allow input.
Move the mouse over a unit or click on it to read its full name.
Use the "reset" button to reset your calculation.
Example:
The sun has its peak emission at a wavelength of about 500 nm.
What is the temperature of this black body following Wien's displacement law?
Type "500" into the field of the wavelength (peak emission, linear wavelength).
After a mouse click on any free space of the window or on the "calculate" button,
you can read the result (5975.5 K).
Remarks:
 Please note the remarks about the
representation of numbers..
 There is no warranty for the calculation. Cactus2000 is not
responsible for damage of any kind caused by wrong results.
 Please send an email if you have suggestions or if you would like to see more
conversions to be included.
© Bernd Krüger, 04.03.2014
