How to use Birefringence in a sentence
Crystals of sulphur are transparent or translucent and highly refractive with strong birefringence; they have a resinous or slightly adamantine lustre, and present the characteristic sulphur-yellow colour.
In this experiment we investigate photoelasticity, the phenomenon of inducing birefringence in a substance through the application of a stress system.
Bone in packing and floor materials derived from natural sediments is often uncharred and exhibits pale birefringence and signs of weathering.
Figure 4. Synovial fluid CPPD crystals (compensated polarized light microscopy x400 ); scant numbers of rhomboid crystals showing weak positive birefringence.
Techniques For Plastics Current methods for detecting residual stress in plastic moldings include birefringence, layer removal, hole drilling and chemical probe techniques.Advertisement
The self-alignment of crystallites manifests itself as patterns of optical birefringence when the liquids are viewed between crossed polars.
However, it is anticipated that improved compensation for corneal birefringence will result in an improved discriminating ability.