circular dichroism
noun Date: circa 1961 1. the property (as of an optically active medium) of unequal absorption of right and left plane-polarized light so that the emergent light is elliptically polarized 2. a spectroscopic technique that makes use of circular dichroism

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  • circular dichroism — Optics. selective absorption of one of the two possible circular polarizations of light. [1960 65] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Magnetic circular dichroism — (MCD) is the differential absorption of left and right circularly polarized (LCP and RCP) light, induced in a sample by a strong magnetic field oriented parallel to the direction of light propagation. MCD measurements can detect transitions which …   Wikipedia

  • X-ray magnetic circular dichroism — (XMCD) is a difference spectrum of two x ray absorption spectra (XAS), one taken with left circularly polarized light, and one with right circularly polarized light. By closely analyzing the XMCD spectrum, information can be obtained on the… …   Wikipedia

  • Vibrational circular dichroism — (VCD) spectroscopy is basically circular dichroism spectroscopy in the infrared …   Wikipedia

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