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Simple model of photo acoustic system for greenhouse effect

Fukuhara, Akiko; Kaneko, Fumitoshi; Ogawa, Naohisa;
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  • Published: 12 Dec 2010
The green house effect is caused by the gases which absorb infrared ray (IR) emitted by the earth. It is worthwhile if we can adjudicate on which gas causes the greenhouse effect in our class. For this purpose, one of our authors, Kaneko has designed an educational tool for testing greenhouse effect \cite{Kaneko}. This system (hereafter abbreviated PAS) is constructed based on photo acoustic effect. Without difficulty and high cost, we can build PAS and check the IR absorption of gas. In this paper we give the simple theoretical basis for this PAS. The amplitude of sound observed in PAS depends on the modulation frequency of IR pulse. Its dependence can be expla...
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[5] We have analyzed the form of PA signal with its spectrum amplitude by using Tektronix TDS1012B.

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