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Newton's Rings

Newton's Rings

This is a photograph taken through the microscope of the thin film interference colors created by the air gap between a watchglass and a polished piece of metal (primary surface mirror) on which it rests. These are the same colors seen in thin films of oil on water.

Reflected Brightfield Illumination


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