from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The measurement of the polarization of electromagnetic radiation
- n. Analysis using a polarimeter
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The art or process of measuring the polarization of light.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The art or process of measuring or analyzing the polarization of light.
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Scientists use polarimetry to see around clouds of dust and gas obscuring the centers of active galactic nuclei (where supermassive black holes live) and the potential planet-forming disks around young stars.
Dan Batcheldor and his team improved the calibration of Hubble's Near-Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer to enable high-precision polarimetry.
RSP is not the first instrument to use polarimetry to measure aerosols.
The software applies to ellipsometry, polarimetry & reflectometry & controls all HORIBA Jobin Yvon thin film metrology instruments.
"When you do polarimetry what you are essentially looking through is a set of polaroid sunglasses.
Hoek, Jaseja's lasers, Jenkins, Klinkerfuess, Michelson-Morley interferometry, Lord Rayleigh's polarimetry, Troughton-Noble torque, and the famous 'Airy's Failure' experiment, all conclusively failed to show any rotational or translational movement for the earth, whatsoever. "
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