Re: NANFA-L-- Precipitate

Jerry Baker (
Wed, 25 Jan 2006 07:24:01 -0800 wrote:
> Any material dissolving in a liquid will show those differences in refractive
> index. It is called "schlieren" by chemists and others.

I never knew what that phenomena was called. I always thought it looked
sort of like the disturbances in refractive index that heat causes in
the air ("heat waves"). I suppose it stands to reason that it's
something similar in water.
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