The theory of the propagation of light in polycrystalline media

  title={The theory of the propagation of light in polycrystalline media},
  author={Chandrasekhara Venkata Sir Raman and K. S. Viswanathan},
  journal={Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences - Section A},
  • C. Raman, K. Viswanathan
  • Published 1 February 1955
  • Materials Science
  • Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences - Section A
SummaryA formula based on wave-theoretical considerations is deduced which gives the coefficient of extinction of plane-polarised light traversing a polycrystalline aggregate in terms of the wave-length of the light, the size of the particles and their birefringence. The general formula covers the case where the particles have preferred orientation expressible by three different probability numbers for three mutually perpendicular directions, and the special case of isotropic orientation is… 
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