Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 14:31:39 -0400

Author: Vacek Miglus

Subject: Re: Stress/Birefringence

Post:

At 02:04 PM 10/10/2001 -0400, Wayne wrote:
>Dear folks : One of our students is going to perform experiments on
>stress-induced birefringence which involves squeezing a piece of acrylic
>plastic. He's looking for a way to quantify, if only to orders of
>magnitude, the force or pressure applied by the 'squeezer'. Does anyone
>have a suggestion? Thanks in advance. Wayne

We use a piece of machined plastic to which a force gauge or a some
displacement measuring device can be attached.

See the picture at:

http://vmiglus.web.wesleyan.edu/tap-l/

HTH

Vacek

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