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Dispersion and refractive index measurements of diluted solutions with a double prism refractometer
Author(s): Víctor Leyva-García; Celia Sánchez-Pérez; Augusto García-Valenzuela
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we propose a method to determine refractive index changes and its dispersion of diluted solutions by analyzing the refraction of light by a hollow prism containing the medium to be characterized. The system uses a double prism refractometer to compensate the dispersion of the medium and the output beam is analyzed with a spectrophotometer resulting in a faster measurement with a simple setup. The system was calibrated using solutions of sucrose in water. We present experimental results of the characterization and monitoring of water oxidation as an example of potential applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6422, Sixth Symposium Optics in Industry, 64221F (16 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.742353
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Víctor Leyva-García, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Celia Sánchez-Pérez, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Augusto García-Valenzuela, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6422:
Sixth Symposium Optics in Industry

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