Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 10, Issue 6, pp 1019–1021 | Cite as

Photoelastic behaviour of KDP

  • K. Veerabhadra Rao
  • T. S. Narasimhamurty


In the present communication all seven stress optical and seven strain optical constants of KDP are reported for the first time at 5890 å. These values are obtained by subjecting a large number of orientations to stress birefringence and ultrasonic studies and by combining this information with other available data by the least squares method. The results are checked from different points of view and are discussed with reference to some of the earlier investigations.


Polymer Early Investigation Optical Constant Present Communication Ultrasonic Study 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Veerabhadra Rao
    • 1
  • T. S. Narasimhamurty
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsP.S.G. College of TechnologyCoimbatoreIndia
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsNizam CollegeHyderabadIndia

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