rotary dispersion

rotary dispersion

[′rōd·ə·rē di′spər·zhən]
(optics)
The change in the angle through which an optically active substance rotates the plane of polarization of plane polarized light as the wavelength of the light is varied. Also known as rotatory dispersion.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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There is also a detailed account of optical rotary dispersion and circular dichroism.
Detector options include UV-Vis, diode array, fluorescence, circular dichroism, optical rotary dispersion, chemical luminescence and refractive index.