Kerr effect in some simple non-dipolar gases

A. D. Buckingham*, M. P. Bogaard, D. A. Dunmur, C. P. Hobbs, B. J. Orr

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

70 Citations (Scopus)


Measurements of the Kerr effect in nitrogen, carbon dioxide, ethane, ethylene, acetylene and cyclopropane are reported at a series of temperatures and pressures. Values for the second molecular hyperpolarizabilities of these molecules have been derived from the results, together with values for their polarizability anisotropies. The contribution of interacting pairs of molecules to the Kerr effect has been determined for these gases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1548-1553
Number of pages6
JournalTransactions of the Faraday Society
Publication statusPublished - 1970
Externally publishedYes


Dive into the research topics of 'Kerr effect in some simple non-dipolar gases'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this