Definition of Tyndall effect

1. Noun. The phenomenon in which light is scattered by very small particles in its path; it makes a beam of light visible; the scattered light is mainly blue.

Generic synonyms: Optical Phenomenon



Definition of Tyndall effect

1. Noun. (physics) The visible scattering of light along the path of a beam caused by discontinuities such as suspended particles. ¹

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Medical Definition of Tyndall effect

1. The visibility of floating particles in gases or liquids when illuminated by a ray of sunlight and viewed at right angles to the illuminating ray. Synonym: Tyndall effect. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Tyndall effect

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1. The Physical Chemistry of the Proteins by Thorburn Brailsford Robertson (1918)
"The Opalescence of Protein Solutions; the Tyndall effect — The majority of protein solutions are decidedly opalescent, ie, they contain particles of ..."

2. The Physical Chemistry of the Proteins by Thorburn Brailsford Robertson (1918)
"The Opalescence of Protein Solutions; the Tyndall effect. — The majority of protein solutions are decidedly opalescent, ie, they contain particles of ..."

3. Ulster as it is: Or, Twenty-eight Years' Experience as an Irish Editor by Thomas Macknight (1896)
"... XIII 1890—1892 The Judicial Commission — Professor Tyndall — Effect of the Report of the Judicial Commission — Mr. Balfour's Land Purchase Bill—Death of ..."

4. The Physical Properties of Colloidal Solutions by Eli Franklin Burton (1921)
"... the Tyndall effect to explain gold ruby glass and other metal glasses; he defined a true solution to be one which does not show the Tyndall effect. ..."

5. A Handbook of Colloid-chemistry: The Recognition of Colloids, the Theory of by Carl Wilhelm Wolfgang Ostwald, Wolfgang Ostwald (1919)
"Practically all colloid solutions give a positive Tyndall effect. ... The fluorescence can be distinguished from the Tyndall effect by looking at the ..."

6. Laboratory Manual of Colloid Chemistry by Harry Nicholls Holmes (1922)
"Luminosity of the path of the beam is known as the Tyndall effect and indicates the presence of suspended particles, provided that this luminosity is not ..."

7. A Course in General Chemistry by William McPherson, William Edwards Henderson (1921)
"Tyndall effect. As a striking lecture experiment the English physicist Tyndall ... This bright path of light through a liquid is called the Tyndall effect. ..."

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