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Wonder Bottle

Wonder Bottle

The optical activity of dextrose creates the colorful bottom picture. The colors are displayed in the places where linearly polarized light moves through varying paths of normally colorless corn syrup. Cellophane in the strips around the bottle further rotates the polarization vector.
Published in OPN, May 2012.

—Carlos López-Mariscal, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

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