Polarimeter (Chemical)




The Chemical Polarimeter is a device used for measuring the rotation of plane-polarized light caused by optically active substances such as organic, inorganic, or biological compounds.

Specifications (Source: Vernier.com)

  • Encoder Resolution: 0.25°
  • Accuracy (optical rotation measurements): ±1°
  • Sensitivity: typically up to OD 2
  • Optical Encoder: Bidirectional, quadrature encoder, 360 cycle per revolution
  • Light Source: LED
  • Wavelength (nominal): 589 nm