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.

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  • Dan Batcheldor and his team improved the calibration of Hubble's Near-Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer to enable high-precision polarimetry.

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  • RSP is not the first instrument to use polarimetry to measure aerosols.

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  • The software applies to ellipsometry, polarimetry & reflectometry & controls all HORIBA Jobin Yvon thin film metrology instruments. all content

  • "When you do polarimetry what you are essentially looking through is a set of polaroid sunglasses.

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  • 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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