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Kerr cell

[kahr, kur] /kɑr, kɜr/
noun, Physics.
a transparent cell filled with a fluid, usually nitrobenzene, and containing two electrodes placed between two polarizing light filters, suitable for demonstrating the Kerr effect and often used as a high-speed camera shutter.
Origin of Kerr cell
1925-30; see Kerr effect Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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