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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An optical device used to measure the rotation of the plane of vibration of light waves.

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  • For a "sunstone" they used a polarimeter, a device that measures polarization.
  • Further research will test whether the actual crystals from Scandinavia and Iceland work as well as the sensitive polarimeter.
  • A polarimeter detects the changes in polarisation associated with the aerosols which differs greatly between the different types.
  • Carlstrom and his associates are building a special instrument, a polarimeter, as an attachment to the SPT, to search for gravity waves. for more
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