Refractive Index and its Applications
This module is an introduction to the concepts of refraction, refractive index and its application in determining the purity of substances.
Refraction and Snell’s law of refraction
Determination of sample purity using refractive index analysis
Impact of temperature on refractive index
Types of refractometers including Manual abbe refractometer and automated refractometer
Calibration and operation of an automated refractometer
Advantages of using an automated refractometer
Typical do’s an don’ts when handling a refractometer for purity analysis
Why it matters
Each pure sample has a constant, and unique refractive index that can be determined with great accuracy. Therefore, refractive index is frequently used as an identification tool to determine the purity of samples. Understanding the science of refraction can enable analysts to perform QC experiments correctly and get to the root cause of any errors.
Who is it for
Personnel in production, analytical quality, including quality control and quality assurance who use this technique should complete this module.