Abbe refractometer

Ab·​be refractometer | \ ˈäbə-, ˈabē- \

Definition of Abbe refractometer

: a refractometer in which the critical angle for total reflection at the interface of a film of a liquid between two similar glass prisms is utilized in determining the index of refraction

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First Known Use of Abbe refractometer

1876, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Abbe refractometer

after Ernst Abbe †1905 German physicist

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“Abbe refractometer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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