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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
In optics, the lag distance of two refracted rays when they emerge from a crystal. The retardation is due to the [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=refractive index refractive index] of the crystal and its thickness.
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In optics, the lag distance of two refracted rays when they emerge from a crystal. The retardation is due to the [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=refractive%20index refractive index] of the crystal and its thickness.
  
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
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== Authority ==
 
== Authority ==
  
* Walter C. McCrone, John Gustave Delly, Walter C. McCrone, John Gustave Delly, ''The Particle Atlas'', W. McCrone Associates, Chicago, IV, 1972
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* Walter C. McCrone, John Gustave Delly, ''The Particle Atlas'', W. McCrone Associates, Chicago, IV, 1972
  
  
  
 
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Revision as of 07:56, 24 July 2013

Description

In optics, the lag distance of two refracted rays when they emerge from a crystal. The retardation is due to the refractive index of the crystal and its thickness.

Synonyms and Related Terms

retard (Fr.); Verlangsamung (Deut.)

Authority

  • Walter C. McCrone, John Gustave Delly, The Particle Atlas, W. McCrone Associates, Chicago, IV, 1972

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