Tape birefringence

Tape birefringence

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Caption: Tape birefringence. Several pieces of sticky tape are placed between crossed polarizers. Because the tape is birefringent, bright colours on black background are observed when illuminated by white light.

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Keywords: birefringence, cellophane, cellotape, crossed, demonstration, education, educational, effect, light, optical, optics, phenomenon, physics, polarization, polarizer, polarizing, scientific, sticky tape, still life, tape

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