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Definition of Herapathite

Herapathite
Herapathite Her"a*path*ite, n. [Named after Dr. Herapath, the discoverer.] (Chem.) The sulphate of iodoquinine, a substance crystallizing in thin plates remarkable for their effects in polarizing light.

Meaning of Herapathite from wikipedia

- Herapathite, or iodoquinine sulfate, is a chemical compound whose crystals are dichroic and thus can be used for polarizing light. The composition of...
- used in mineralogy to identify minerals. In some materials, such as herapathite (iodoquinine sulfate) or Polaroid sheets, the effect is not strongly...
- William Bird Herapath (1820–1868), British surgeon/chemist who patented Herapathite Herapath's Journal, a 19th-century British railway journal edited by...
- 1868) was an English surgeon and chemist known for his discovery of Herapathite. He was born in Bristol, the eldest son of William Herapath, Professor...
- Land, consists of many microscopic crystals of iodoquinine sulphate (herapathite) embedded in a transparent nitrocellulose polymer film. The needle-like...
- the chemist and William Bird Herapath, the physician who discovered herapathite. Herapath's scientific interests started with an attempt to provide a...
- effect is strongly wavelength dependent and the crystal appears coloured. Herapathite is also dichroic, and is not strongly coloured, but is difficult to grow...