constructed from a material having a large temperature coefficient
. Absorption of radiation gives rise to a change in resistance
. A bolometer is named according to its active component, e.g. thermistor bolometer,
bolometer, superconductor bolometer.
PAC, 1995, 67, 1745
(Nomenclature, symbols, units and their usage in spectrochemical analysis-XI. Detection
of radiation (IUPAC Recommendations 1995))
on page 1752