integrating sphere
A hollow sphere having a highly reflecting inside surface used as a device to collect, with very high efficiency, light scattered or emitted from a sample contained in it or located outside and near one of the ports. Small ports allow the entrance of light and access to a detector.
PAC, 1996, 68, 2223. (Glossary of terms used in photochemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 2248 [Terms] [Paper]