Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Refractivity

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_9873

\rē-frak-ti-vә-tē\ n (1673) The  Index of Refraction minus 1. Specific refractivity is given by the expression (n – 1)/d where n = the index of refraction and d = the density of the material.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA