polariscope


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po·lar·i·scope

 (pō-lăr′ĭ-skōp′)
n.
An instrument for ascertaining, measuring, or exhibiting the properties of polarized light or for studying the interactions of polarized light with optically transparent media.

polariscope

(pəʊˈlærɪˌskəʊp)
n
(Chemistry) an instrument for detecting polarized light or for observing objects under polarized light, esp for detecting strain in transparent materials. See photoelasticity

po•lar•i•scope

(poʊˈlær əˌskoʊp, pə-)

n.
an instrument for measuring or exhibiting the polarization of light or for examining substances in polarized light.
po•lar`i•scop′ic (-ˈskɒp ɪk) adj.
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Noun1.polariscope - an optical device used to measure the rotation of the plane of vibration of polarized lightpolariscope - an optical device used to measure the rotation of the plane of vibration of polarized light
optical device - a device for producing or controlling light
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Tyler Gordon, graduate art student, for his photograph, taken with the aid of a polariscope, of "Prince Rupert's Drops," a style of glass sculpture.
Figure 1 (left) shows a photoelastic fringe pattern in a light-field circular polariscope near the edge of a tempered glass panel of 6 mm thickness.
nn] >, was measured using a Gaertner optical polariscope (model L305) equipped with a seven-order Babinet compensator (model L-133-A).
The model loaded by tightening a nut on the M12 screw through two washers made of Plexiglas was examined in a circular polariscope.
In [10] Seebeck gave an interpretation of the obtained interference fringes and investigated the changes of the fringe patterns when the specimens were rotated in a polariscope.
The stresses transmitted to the supporting structures with each appliance were recorded photographically in the field of a circular polariscope.
The instrument most commonly used to evaluate stresses is a simple polariscope, or "strain viewer," consisting of a white light source and suitable polarizing elements.
He also described the examination of diabetic urine with a simple polariscope and with Trommer's test (solutions of caustic potash and copper sulfate).
Molded-in stress analysis using birefringence (photoelastic) testing: Birefringence tests were performed using a fluorescent tube polariscope.
To analyze the parts, the team used a circular polariscope, which reveals the deflections of the test part as a series of colored lines, or "fringes.