Diffuse Surface

Some articles on diffuse surface, surfaces, surface:

Ray Tracing (graphics) - Detailed Description of Ray Tracing Computer Algorithm and Its Genesis - Reversed Direction of Traversal of Scene By The Rays
... region onto a narrow area of (near-)diffuse surface ... from the eye into the scene to determine the visible surfaces, and the photon map is used to estimate the illumination at the visible surface points ... A diffuse surface reflects light in all directions ...
Crystal Growth - Mechanisms of Growth
... An ideal crystalline surface grows by the spreading of single layers, or equivalently, by the lateral advance of the growth steps bounding the layers ... The surface advances by the lateral motion of steps which are one interplanar spacing in height (or some integral multiple thereof) ... An element of surface undergoes no change and does not advance normal to itself except during the passage of a step, and then it advances by the step height ...

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