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Fiber Optics Strand

Fiber Optics Strand, AP4558
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Fiber Optics Strand
Product Description

By: The Flinn Staff

Fiber optic material that seems to glow on its own! It glows non-stop. You can't turn it off. Place your fingers over both ends, and it will shine on your fingers! How does this "light pipe" work?

The construction of the fiber is based upon the refractive index of the material composing each of the three layers that make up the strand. The inner core material has the highest refractive index, ensuring internal reflection so the light is “trapped” inside and travels the full length of the fiber before escaping.

You'll have fun with this simple item. Includes a 30" length of the fiber—enough to cut for student experimentation. ChemFax includes teaching suggestions and explanations.


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Flinn Catalog/Reference Manual Page 742
Flinn Middle School Catalog/Reference Manual Page 460
P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL60510



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