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Description:

This item is an interactive Java simulation relating to birefringence, also known as double refraction. It depicts the birefringence color chart, a tool developed by 19th Century scientist Auguste Michel-Levy to correlate birefringence, thickness, and optical path difference in analyzing materials. Users can click on the chart to view how polarization colors seen with a microscope are correlated with thickness and retardation values. This item is part of a larger collection of materials for students of introductory optics and microscopy developed by the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.

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  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9

Keywords:

Michel-Levy,NSDL,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Polarization,birefringence chart,Physics,optical instruments,polarization,polarized light microscope,Life Science,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20080905115810641T,Informal Education,Higher Education,birefringence,double refraction,Optics,microscopy,Engineering,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Simulations,light polarization,Education,optics

Language:

English

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