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ERIC Number: EJ1130933
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
A Simple Diffraction Experiment Using Banana Stem as a Natural Grating
Aji, Mahardika Prasetya; Karunawan, Jotti; Chasanah, Widyastuti Rochimatun; Nursuhud, Puji Iman; Wiguna, Pradita Ajeng; Sulhadi
Physics Education, v52 n2 Article 025009 Mar 2017
A simple diffraction experiment was designed using banana stem as natural grating. Coherent beams of lasers with wavelengths of 632.8 nm and 532 nm that pass through banana stem produce periodic diffraction patterns on a screen. The diffraction experiments were able to measure the distances between the slit of the banana stem, i.e. d = (28.76 ± 0.295) × 10[superscript -6] for a laser with a wavelength of 632.8 nm and d = (26.62 ± 0.002) x 10[superscript -6] for a wavelength of 532 nm. Therefore, banana stem could be used as an easily obtained and low cost grating for diffraction experiments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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