circular dichroism


circular dichroism

noun

Definition of CIRCULAR DICHROISM

1
:  the property (as of an optically active medium) of unequal absorption of right and left plane-polarized light so that the emergent light is elliptically polarized
2
:  a spectroscopic technique that makes use of circular dichroism

First Known Use of CIRCULAR DICHROISM

circa 1961

circular dichroism

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CIRCULAR DICHROISM

1
: the property (as of an optically active medium) of unequal absorption of right and left plane-polarized light so that the emergent light is elliptically polarized
2
: a spectroscopic technique that makes use of circular dichroism

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