Tyndall effect


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Tyndall effect

(ˈtɪndəl)
n
(General Physics) the phenomenon in which light is scattered by particles of matter in its path. It enables a beam of light to become visible by illuminating dust particles, etc
[C19: named after John Tyndall (1820–93), Irish physicist]
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Noun1.Tyndall effect - the phenomenon in which light is scattered by very small particles in its pathTyndall effect - the phenomenon in which light is scattered by very small particles in its path; it makes a beam of light visible; the scattered light is mainly blue
optical phenomenon - a physical phenomenon related to or involving light
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Tyndall effect is the manifestation of an optical effect called light scattering by particles.