The Faraday effect and magneto-optic anomaly of some cubic crystals

Ramaseshan, S. (1948) The Faraday effect and magneto-optic anomaly of some cubic crystals Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Section A, 28 (5). pp. 360-369. ISSN 0370-0089

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Using a Lippich double field polarimeter together with a spectrograph, the Faraday rotation for crystals of NaCl, KCl, KBr, KI, NH4Cl, NH4Br, NaClO3, KAl(SO4)2 12H2O and NH4Al(SO4)2 12 H2O have been measured for the wavelengths λ 5893, λ 5780, λ5461, λ4358, λ4046 and λ 3665. The magnetic rotation for concentrated solutions of these crystals in water were also measured. The magneto-optic anomaly for the crystals and solutions has been calculated from the measurements of the dispersion values. It is found that in the case of crystals, γ(NaCl)>γ(KCl)>γ(KBr)>γ(KI) and γ(NH4Cl)>γ(NH4Br). The γ for the solutions except in the case of NaClO3 and the alums is always greater than that for water. The γ values for the ions in solution are higher than those for the ions in the crystal. The presence of covalent bonds tends to diminish the value of γ [γ(NaClO3 crystal)=33% and γ(Alum)=52%]. The γ value for a 50% solution of NaClO3 is 72%.

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