optical rotation
noun Date: 1895 the angle through which the plane of vibration of polarized light that traverses an optically active substance is rotated

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  • Optical rotation — (optical activity) is the turning of the plane of linearly polarized light about the direction of motion as the light travels through certain materials. It occurs in solutions of chiral molecules such as sucrose (sugar), solids with rotated… …   Wikipedia

  • optical rotation — n the angle through which the plane of vibration of polarized light that traverses an optically active substance is rotated * * * the quality of certain optically active substances whereby the plane of polarized light is changed, so that it is… …   Medical dictionary

  • optical rotation — noun The rotation of the plane of polarization of plane polarized light as it passes through a chiral medium See Also: optical activity …   Wiktionary

  • optical rotation — Physical Chem. the angle at which the plane of polarized light is rotated when passed through an optically active substance. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • optical rotation — op′tical rota′tion n. chem. the angle at which the plane of polarized light is rotated when passed through an optically active substance • Etymology: 1890 …   From formal English to slang

  • optical rotation — /ɒptɪkəl roʊˈteɪʃən/ (say optikuhl roh tayshuhn) noun the angle through which the plane of polarised light is rotated on passing through an optically active substance …   Australian English dictionary

  • optical rotation — noun : the angle through which the plane of polarization of polarized light that traverses an optically active substance is rotated depending on the nature of the substance, on the length of the layer of the substance traversed, and on the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • angle of optical rotation — optinio sukimo kampas statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Kampas, kuriuo tiesiai poliarizuota šviesa, pereinanti per optiškai aktyvią terpę, pasukama laikrodžio rodyklės judėjimo kryptimi, kai žiūrima į šviesos šaltinį.… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • dispersion of optical rotation — optinio sukimo dispersija statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Poliarizacijos plokštumos sukimo kampo priklausomybė nuo praeinančios pro medžiagą poliarizuotos šviesos bangos ilgio. atitikmenys: angl. dispersion of optical rotation rus. дисперсия …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • Optical rotatory dispersion — is the variation in the optical rotation of a substance with a change in the wavelength of light. Optical rotatory dispersion can be used to find the absolute configuration of metal complexes. For example, when plane polarized white light from an …   Wikipedia

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