what is tyndall effect?

Asked by madhav aggarwal | 5th Mar, 2011, 12:00: AM

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The Tyndall effect, also known as Tyndall scattering, is light scattering by particles in a colloid or particles in a fine suspension.Under the Tyndall effect, the longer-wavelength light is more transmitted while the shorter-wavelength light is more reflected via scattering.The Tyndall effect is seen when light-scattering particulate-matter is dispersed in an otherwise light-transmitting medium, when the cross-section of an individual particulate is the range of roughly between 40 and 900 nanometers; i.e., somewhat below or near the wavelength of visible light (400–750 nanometers).

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Answered by  | 5th Mar, 2011, 09:50: AM

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