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Measuring the Change in the Refractive Index of Water with a Michelson Interferometer

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dc.contributor.author Tan, Andy
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-17T23:50:12Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-17T23:50:12Z
dc.date.issued 2010-05-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2429/24818
dc.description.abstract The refractive index n of a substance varies as a function of temperature. A water-containing cell was placed in one leg of a Michelson interferometer, producing fringe shifts (laser interference patterns) on a screen as the water cooled. By counting the fringe shifts for each change in temperature of 1°C, a set of values for n could be created. These values agreed with values of n found in two separate papers to within 2 x 10⁻⁵. en
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.title Measuring the Change in the Refractive Index of Water with a Michelson Interferometer en
dc.type text en
dc.description.affiliation Science, Faculty of en
dc.description.reviewstatus Unreviewed en
dc.description.scholarlevel Undergraduate en


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