schlieren optics


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schlie·ren op·tics

an optic system, often used in diffusion and centrifugation studies, which observes the refractive index gradient in solutions containing macromolecules.

schlieren optics

[shlir′ən]
Etymology: Ger, schlieren, ulcers, streaks
a system that observes the refractive index gradient in solutions containing macromolecules.