Chapter 3.3 Measurement of refractive index

Mathematical, physical and chemical tables

First Online Edition (2006)

Part 3. Preparation and examination of specimens

  1. E. S. Larsen1,
  2. R. Meyrowitz2,
  3. A. J. C. Wilson3

Published Online: 1 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1107/97809553602060000587

International Tables for Crystallography

International Tables for Crystallography

How to Cite

Larsen, E. S., Meyrowitz, R. and Wilson, A. J. C. 2006. Measurement of refractive index. International Tables for Crystallography. C:3:3.3:160–161.

Author Information

  1. 1

    US Geological Survey, Washington 25, DC, and Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

  2. 2

    US Geological Survey, Washington 25, DC, USA

  3. 3

    St John’s College, Cambridge, CB2 1TP, England

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2006


This chapter gives a brief description of immersion media for use in the measurement of indices of refraction. Details of immersion media for general use and of aqueous and organic immersion media for use with organic crystals are tabulated.


  • refractive index