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Schmidt and Haensch polarimeter, c 1900.

Exton, David

Schmidt and Haensch polarimeter, c 1900.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm


Made by Franz Schmidt and Haensch of Berlin, Germany. A polarimeter measures the angle of rotation of a polarised plane of a beam of light when it pases through an optically active substance, such as a sugar solution.

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