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Looking to the blue sky with colored patterns

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Diogo Soga [1] ; Daniel Moser Faes [2] ; Mikiya Muramatsu [3]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Universidade de São Paulo. Instituto de Física - Brasil
[2] Universidade de São Paulo. Instituto de Astronomia - Brasil
[3] Universidade de São Paulo. Instituto de Física - Brasil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Revista Brasileira de Ensino de Física; v. 41, n. 1 2018-09-21.

Abstract This work presents a simple alternative technique to observe the polarization of the skylight on Earth. Using a birefringent material and a polarizer to look at the polarized light from the blue sky, it is possible to see a colored pattern that is associated to the birefringence of the material and the polarized light. Three different ways to polarize the light are also discussed in the context of the proposed experiment. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/16844-1 - Systems Engineering for GMACS: GMT AT-13 Project
Grantee:Daniel Moser Faes
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate