- the visible path of light produced by the scattering action (Tyndall effect) of the particles in a colloidal solution on a beam of light passed through it.
Origin of Tyndall beam
named after J. Tyndall
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- the phenomenon in which light is scattered by particles of matter in its path. It enables a beam of light to become visible by illuminating dust particles, etc
Word Origin for Tyndall effect
C19: named after John Tyndall (1820–93), Irish physicist
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