Interference color

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A pattern of colors created when two offset vectors of white light are recombined and some wavelengths are amplified while others diminished. Interference colors will be seen in anisotropic crystals and fibers examined under crossed polars.

Synonyms and Related Terms

polarization color

Sources Checked for Data in Record

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