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Flow Birefringence (Streaming Birefringence)
CM4655/CM4650
Polymer Rheology Laboratory/Polymer Rheology

Prof. Faith A. Morrison



There is a complete discussion of flow birefringence in Understanding Rheology by Faith Morrison, Oxford University Press, 2001.  Available from Amazon.com

Understanding Rheology

Birefringence Contents

10.3  Flow Birefringence, p422

10.3.1 Introduction
10.3.2 Stress-Optical Law
10.3.3 Elongational Flow
10.3.4 Shear Flow

Appendix E:  Optics of Birefringence, p495

E.1 Light in a Vacuum
E.2 Light in an Isotropic Medium
E.3 Light in an Anisotropic Medium
E.3.1 General Wave Equation
E.3.2 Harmonic Waves
E.3.2.1 Travel along an Optic Axis
E.3.2.2 Travel along a Principal Direction
E.3.2.3 Travel in an Arbitrary Direction

E.4 Summary
E.5 Problems



Dr. Faith A. Morrison, Professor of Chemical Engineering
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931-1295
email fmorriso@mtu.edu


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