6A44.53 - Total Internal Reflection - Two Liquids

See paragraph one in the procedure section.
Code Number:
Demo Title:
Total Internal Reflection - Two Liquids
Critical Angle and Total Internal Reflection
Area of Study:
Wave machine bodies, Waves in a Bottle.

The interface at the boundary of two immiscible liquids will appear to be a mirror at certain viewing angles.  Use a laser to show that there is total internal reflection at those angles.

  • Robert Ehrlich, "P.6, Total Internal Reflection at a Two-Liquid Interface", Turning The World Inside Out, p. 180.

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