birefringent


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birefringent

An optical property of a material that causes the polarizations of light to travel at different speeds. See dispersion.
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Further evaluation of the granular material collected from the ventriculus under a compound microscope with polarized light revealed numerous, large (5-10 pm), refractile, and ill-defined birefringent crystals of varying shape that corresponded to microscopic silica grains (Fig 2d).
The exposed tracheal stroma contained many rosettes of birefringent light yellow crystals, as well as some macrophages, heterophils, and plasma cells.
It is, therefore, considered that C[O.sub.2] laser-induced gratings are highly birefringent along the fiber's axis.
As a birefringent crystal, the refractive index of the wurtzite structural ZnO depends on the polarization.
Section 2 presents the fundamental theory of nonlinear pulse propagation in birefringent fiber optics.
Imaging of birefringent collagen through crossed polarization light microscopy.
On close examination, this material was revealed to have birefringent filamentous areas and a crystalline appearance (Figure 3).
The presence of calcified tissue was further confirmed by the presence of birefringent areas revealed by polarized light.
(5) Synovial fluid analysis can be used to identify weakly positively birefringent crystals using polarized light microscopy.
The term, "striated muscle," was coined from observations with the polarized light microscope that revealed birefringent (anisotropic) A-bands and isotropic I-bands in muscle tissue.