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|Title:||First century of colloid magneto-optics|
|Authors:||Scholten, P C|
|Series/Report no.:||Int. Cl.<sup>7</sup> B01J|
|Abstract:||Starting with the first report of a magneto-optical effect in a colloid by Grove in 1845 and the unsuccessful search by Faraday, the various discoveries by Kerr, Majorana, Cotton and Mouton and others up to about 1940 are described. A survey of the development of the theoretical interpretation has as highlights Schmauss' idea of particle orientation, Cotton and Mouton realizing that thermal motion provided the opposing mechanism, and Langevin's statistical-mechanical treatment. This part ends with the expressions for the dichroism by Naik and Desai in 1964.|
|ISSN:||0975-1017 (Online); 0971-4588 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||IJEMS Vol.11(4) [August 2004]|
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