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Specular Gloss - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080453149, 9780080554686

Specular Gloss

1st Edition

Authors: Raimo Silvennoinen Kai-Erik Peiponen Kari Myller
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080453149
eBook ISBN: 9780080554686
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 13th December 2007
Page Count: 520
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The aesthetic appearance of various objects is important to human beings. One measure of the quality of an object is its surface quality, which can be characterized with the concept of gloss. Nowadays measurement of the gloss is a routine off-line method in assessment of quality of product at various sectors of industry.
The book gives a fresh treatment on the concept of gloss. Theoretical description will be on more general basis of optical physics than in other sources. The text will give a modern treatise of machine vision based glossmeters and furnish the ideas how to measure and analyse gloss from complex-structured objects. Innovations of machine vision and gloss data analysis by embedded micro-controllers and microprocessors are trademarks that fill the gaps of older textbooks.
Key Features:

  • modern treatment of gloss
  • presents novel glossmeter based high technology
  • completes principle of machine vision
  • application in industrial environment
  • emphasis on pedagogical presentation

Key Features

  • modern treatment of gloss
  • describes novel glossmeter-based high technology
  • presents principles of machine vision
  • gives applications in industrial environment
  • emphasis on pedagogical presentation


This book is suitable for university students, polytechnic students, teachers and engineers and companies. It is also suitable for pharmaceutical tablet makers and workshops.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Light reflection from ideal surface
  3. Light reflection from rough surface
  4. Specular gloss
  5. Light sources for gloss measurement
  6. Detectors for gloss measurement
  7. Traditional glossmeters
  8. Modern glossmeters References Subject Index


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About the Authors

Raimo Silvennoinen

Raimo Silvennoinen received the PhD degree in physics from the University of Joensuu in 1990. He joined the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the University of Joensuu in 1975, where he is currently an assistant professor in physics. Dr Silvennoinen is interested in optics and optoelectronics, optical metrology and their applications. He is co-author for more than 85 original articles in refereed journals. He is also member of the Finnish Optical Society (FOS), OSA, SPIE, and AAAS.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Joensuu, Department of Physics, Finland

Kai-Erik Peiponen

Professor Peiponen has written 3 books related to optical spectroscopy. He has contributed to the fields of industrial optical inspection, optical spectroscopy and optical properties of nano structures. In addition to original papers on optics he has contributed didactical optics.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Joensuu, Department of Physics, Finland

Kari Myller

Kari Myller received the Ph.D degree in physics in 2004. The subject of his research was gloss measurement. At the moment he is researcher in InFotonics Center Joensuu and also performs duties of managing director of MGM-Devices Ltd. MGM-Devices is a high-tech company in the field of optical quality control. The main goal of MGM is development and fabrication of a modern diffractive optical element based glossmeter.

Affiliations and Expertise

MGM-Devices Ltd, Finland

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