Crossed Polarizers Feature Summary

Type:
Physics in Your World
Title:
Crossed Polarizers
Description:
This is cellophane photographed in polarized light--for related images, see Photographs by Andrew Davidhazy. To find out how it's done, see the Hyperphysics site Polarization and Interference Colors, and to learn more about polarized light, visit Hyperphysics: Crossed Polarizers.
Image:
image credit: Andrew Davidhazy; <a href="http://people.rit.edu/andpph/exhibit-10.html" target="_blank">image source</a>; <a href="http://people.rit.edu/andpph/photofile-sci/polarization-8166.jpg" target="_blank">larger image</a>
image credit: Andrew Davidhazy; image source; larger image
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/crumpled-cellophane-large-1.jpg
Featured:
October 16, 2008 - November 1, 2008