RES.3-004 | Fall 2017 | Undergraduate

Visualizing Materials Science

2015 MIT Student Projects

Birefringence in Dispersive Media

Note that this project does not include video content.


Birefringence is a phenomenon where anisotropic crystals diffract light like a diffraction grating. This notebook develops visualizations to better understand how this phenomenon arises from such anisotropic crystals.

Birefringence in Dispersive Media (NB)

Courtesy of Eveline Postelnicu.

Course Info

As Taught In
Fall 2017
Learning Resource Types
Tutorial Videos
Projects with Examples