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ERIC Number: EJ1250877
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Low-Cost 3D-Printed Polarimeter
Bernard, Pawel; Mendez, James D.
Journal of Chemical Education, v97 n4 p1162-1166 Apr 2020
3D printing and simple electronics were used to create a polarimeter suitable for a variety of chemistry courses. This device allows instructors to demonstrate optical activity but is also easy to use and low cost enough to be widely available for student use, as well. The instrument uses an LED light source and detector housed in a 3D-printed base. By rotating the top piece, users can visually detect changes in brightness or measure this directly with a multimeter.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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