A simple experiment is described for the direct determination of the wavelength dependence of the Rayleigh scattering cross section using the classic example of the blue sky. Suggestions for inclusion into an undergraduate lab are discussed.
American Journal of Physics
- Pub Date:
- September 2007
- PHYSICS OF GASES PLASMAS AND ELECTRIC DISCHARGES;
- Physics - Physics Education;
- Physics - Atomic Physics
- 3 pages, 2 figures, submitted to AJP