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Near-surface silica does not increase radiative heat dissipation from plant leaves

Björn, Lars Olof LU orcid and Li, Shaoshan (2011) In Applied Physics Letters 99(2).
Abstract
It has been suggested that plants are able to increase radiative heat dissipation from their leaves by depositing near-surface silica, in this way increasing emissivity of infrared radiation and lowering

leaf temperature. In order to test this theory, we have compared emissivity and radiative dissipation over the mid-infrared range 2.5–22.3 lm of leaves of plants that accumulate silica and plants that

do not. Our data do not support the theory that accumulation of silica increases radiative heat dissipation by plant leaves.
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heat dissipation, mid-infrared, plant leaves, silica, thermal radiation
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Applied Physics Letters
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99
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2
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024104
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American Institute of Physics (AIP)
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0003-6951
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10.1063/1.3607476
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Photobiology
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English
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leaf temperature. In order to test this theory, we have compared emissivity and radiative dissipation over the mid-infrared range 2.5–22.3 lm of leaves of plants that accumulate silica and plants that<br/><br>
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  author       = {Björn, Lars Olof and Li, Shaoshan},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  publisher    = {American Institute of Physics (AIP)},
  series       = {Applied Physics Letters},
  title        = {Near-surface silica does not increase radiative heat dissipation from plant leaves},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3607476},
  doi          = {10.1063/1.3607476},
  volume       = {99},
  year         = {2011},
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