Electric dichroism and electric birefringence
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Electric dichroism and electric birefringence by E. Fredericq

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Published by Clarendon Press in Oxford .
Written in English


  • Dichroism.,
  • Refraction, Double.,
  • Biochemistry -- Technique.

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Bibliography: p. [201]-209.

Statementby E. Fredericq and C. Houssier.
SeriesMonographs on physical biochemistry
ContributionsHoussier, C., joint author.
LC ClassificationsQP519.7 .F73
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 219 p.
Number of Pages219
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5117174M
ISBN 100198546165
LC Control Number74190100

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Electric birefringence (EB) of suspensions of anisotropic particles can be considered an electrokinetic phenomenon in a wide sense, as both liquid motions and polarization of the electrical double. A novel method has been developed for the rapid and simultaneous measurement of linear electric birefringence and linear electric dichroism of homogeneous, optically absorbing materials using pulsed electric fields. This method has been used to measure the linear electric birefringence and the linear electric dichrAuthor: A. J. Amass, M. S. Beevers, T. R. Farren. Birefringence is the optical property of a material having a refractive index that depends on the polarization and propagation direction of light. These optically anisotropic materials are said to be birefringent (or birefractive).The birefringence is often quantified as the maximum difference between refractive indices exhibited by the material. The magnetically induced circular birefringence and dichroism of several bands in the electronic spectrum of ICl have been studed with a resolution of Cited by: