In spectroscopy, absorbance is the amount of light absorbed by the sample at any specific wavelength. The intensity of a band in absorbance units is directly proportional to the concentration of sample responsible for the absorption band at that wavelength.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Absorption (Deut.); absorbance (Fr.);
Resources and Citations
M.Derrick, D.Stulik, J.Landry, Infrared Spectroscopy in Conservation Science, In Scientific Tools for Conservation series, Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, 1999.