LECTURE DEMONSTRATION MANUAL | Instructional Research Lab : ucla physics
Sunset Colors from Scattering

0.1.10 Sunset Colors

A beam of light is passed through a cell containing precipitated sulfur and then focused on a screen. As the sulfur precipitates, the transmitted beam becomes redder as more and more of the blue light is scattered out of the beam to the sides. The side scattered light can be shown to be polarized.

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