Zachary Brown
Circular Birefringence and Circular Dichroism Simulation JCE
Zachary Brown, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Ronald Starkey, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Fundamental principles of circular dichroism and circular birefringence are examined, including interactive graphs which permit the user to alter the phase difference or absorption between the circular components to simulate both phenomena. Advanced graphing and matrix manipulation are also used to show both the 2D and 3D perspectives, and how to create animations which can be used by various media players. This document can be used by an undergraduate audience in either an instrumental or physical chemistry, or the animations could be used as a visual aid to accompany a lecture.