Meaning of NICOL PRISM in English

NICOL PRISM

[ 'nɪk(ə)l ]

■ noun a prism for producing plane-polarized light, consisting of two pieces of optically clear calcite cemented together with Canada balsam.

Origin

C19: named after the Scottish physicist William Nicol .

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