Friday, October 15, 2010

Shiny

Saran wrap is birefringent. Turns out.


... but shiny new 0% reflected polarization pellicles are not! Isn't it snazzy? That little golden circle of cellulose is the key to our depolarization measurements (and my general happiness). Colin and I managed to get it aligned (again) yesterday :) This means that our depolarization measurements (water clouds vs. ice clouds) might have a chance of telling us something useful!

1 comment:

  1. Shiny is a good thing. :)

    Stephanie

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