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What determines optical density?
Last Updated: 3rd May, 2020
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Regarding this, what is the formula for optical density?
Density. Optical density is defined by the equation: Density = log 10 I 0 * I 1 , where I0 is the intensity of visible light incident upon a small area of the film and I1 is the intensity of light transmitted by that region of the film (Fig.
One may also ask, what is a high optical density? Optical Density and Refractive Index A transparent medium is sometimes said to have a high optical density (or to be relatively dense) if it has a high refractive index. For example, one may say that total internal reflection is possible only if the beam comes from the optically more dense medium.
Hereof, what does optical density depend on?
Optical density is the process of transmission of light or other electromagnetic radiation by matter. The process of emission and absorption depends on the radiation's wavelength, which includes the interaction between fundamental particles like electrons, atoms, ions etc.
How does a spectrophotometer measure optical density?
Very high quality spectrophotometers have slit widths of < 2 nm. This small band of light then passes through the cuvette containing the sample. Light that passes through the sample is detected by a photocell and measured to yield the transmittance or absorbance value (optical density) for the sample.