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  • polarimeter A polariscope with a half-shade device and an angular scale generally attached to the analyzer. It is used to measure the rotation of the plane of polarization by materials placed within it. A saccharimeter, used to detect sucrose concentration, is...
  • polarimetric analysis The determination of a substance's identity or quantity through the analysis of its optical rotation. For example, the examination of crystals and polymers under polarized infrared radiation is very useful in their study.
  • polarimetry The measurement of the rotation of the plane of polarization of radiant energy, usually through the use of a polarimeter.
  • spectropolarimeter An instrument for plotting the rotatory dispersion of a substance at different wavelengths.
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