Birefringence (1984)

Documentary №60386, 2 parts, duration: 0:19:57
Production: Lennauchfilm (LNF)
Camera operators:B.Gennings
Sound mixer:Yu.Zareckij


Textbook for higher educational institutions . A film about the phenomenon of double refraction of rays and its use in various devices.

Reel №1

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The passage of a ray of light through a tourmaline crystal (animation).

Experiments in the laboratory.

Dichroism (animation).

The use of dichroism in polaroid (experience).

The photographer is photographing a still life .

Optical prisms.

Application of double refraction.

Nicolas's Prism (animation).

Polarizing microscope.

The scientist at the microscope.

The growth of artificially grown crystals under a microscope.

Optical method of stress research (experiments in the laboratory).


The use of double refraction in astronomy.

Reel №2

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Various crystals.

Bifurcation of light rays in a crystal.

Crystal of table salt in the hand.

Experiments in the laboratory.

The image of light as a traveling wave (animation).

Crystal lattice (animation).

The optical axis of the crystal.

Negative and positive crystals (animation).

Optical indicatrix (animation).

Cultivation of artificial crystals.

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