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Refractometer

Johnston, S.F. (1998) Refractometer. In: Bud, R. and Warner, D.J. (eds.) Instruments of Science: A Historical Encyclopedia. Series: Garland reference library of social science (936). Garland, New York, USA, pp. 521-523. ISBN 9780815315612

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Abstract

The history of the refractometer, an optical instrument designed to measure the refraction of light through liquid, solid or gaseous samples, is described. The principal commercial application was the measurement of sugar content of water and the refractive index of optical glasses.

Item Type:Book Section (Encyclopaedia entry)
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Johnston, Prof Sean
Authors: Johnston, S.F.
Subjects:D History General and Old World > D History (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
Q Science > QD Chemistry
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Publisher:Garland

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