Accession Number:

ADA018704

Title:

Piezo-Optic Properties of Liquids under High Pressure.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. no. 1, 1 May-22 Dec 75,

Corporate Author:

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK MATERIALS RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-12-22

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

A new interferometric method of measuring delta n, the variation of refractive index of liquids with pressure, to 14 kbar is described. The results obtained on delta n versus pressure up to the freezing point of water and carbon tetrachloride at room temperature are presented and discussed. A schematic diagram of the experimental arrangement is shown. With such a system it is now possible to carry out precision interferometric measurements on the piezo- and elasto-optic properties of various liquids, up to a maximum pressure of 14 kbars.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE