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This Exploratorium Snack website gives instructions and procedures for a simple polarization experiment using two polaroid filters and transparent tape to build a small model of a stained glass window. All necessary tools and materials are listed, along with all the steps for assembly. The site includes a description of the physics of polarization that explains how polarized light produces the colors in the mosaic.
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Keywords: Tape, birefringence, crossed polarizer, polaroid
Record Creator: Metadata instance created October 12, 2008 by Logan Hancock
Record Updated: Aug 02, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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Polarized Light Mosaic (Exploratorium, San Francisco, 2008), <>.
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Polarized Light Mosaic. (2008, February 16). Retrieved July 15, 2024, from Exploratorium:
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Exploratorium. Polarized Light Mosaic. San Francisco: Exploratorium, February 16, 2008. (accessed 15 July 2024).
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Polarized Light Mosaic. San Francisco: Exploratorium, 2008. 16 Feb. 2008. 15 July 2024 <>.
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