The christiansen experiment with birefringent powders

  • C. V. Raman
  • M. R. Bhat


Optical effects analogous to those exhibited by isotropic materials in a Christiansen cell are also observable with birefringent materials in a fine state of subdivision. While the transmitted light is fully polarised, the diffusion halo is depolarised in part and exhibits colours between parallel and crossed polaroids which are complementary to each other.


Transmitted Light Riser Benzyl Alcohol Carbon Disulphide Barium Sulphate 
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  1. 1.
    C. V. Raman and M. R. Bhat..Curr. Sci., 1953,22, 31.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    M. R. Bhat..Proc. Ind. Acad. Sci., 1953,38 A, 67.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    C. V. Raman and K. S. Viswanathan..Ibid., 1955,41 A, 55.Google Scholar

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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1955

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. V. Raman
    • 1
  • M. R. Bhat
    • 1
  1. 1.Memoir No. 68 of the Raman Research InstituteBangalore

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