Intrinsic birefringence of a chiral sodium chlorate crystal: Is cubic crystal truly optically neutral?

  • Harada T
  • Sato T
  • Kuroda R
  • 5

    Readers

    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 15

    Citations

    Citations of this article.

Abstract

We have for the first time observed birefringence of a chiral cubic crystal of class T, along the [1 0 0] directions, and proved that the anisotropy is of an intrinsic nature. The measurement of artifact-free linear birefringence (LB) and circular birefringence (CB = optical rotatory dispersion (ORD)) was made possible by the use of our universal chiroptical spectrophotometer (UCS) which was developed especially for solid-state samples [R. Kuroda, T. Harada, Y. Shindo, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 72 (2001) 3802; T. Harada, R.Kuroda, Chem. Lett. 3 (2002) 326]. A set of procedures for obtaining artifact-free LB was also devised in this study based on the Mueller matrix method. Only the non-birefringent axis is along the [1 1 1] directions. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document

Authors

  • Takunori Harada

  • Tomohiro Sato

  • Reiko Kuroda

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free