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Light Scattering – Beware Polarization

Kolloquium der Abteilung 7

 

As new materials (effect pigments, textured surfaces) and new visual effect technologies become available, the demand for control over ‘appearance’ grows. Controlling the quality or uniformity of appearance, in turn, requires the ability to measure it. I will describe some surprising measurements of polarization in reflectance measurements and how we can understand them.