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14 October 2011 Polarimetric applications to identify bee honey
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Proceedings Volume 8287, Eighth Symposium Optics in Industry; 82870F (2011)
Event: Eighth Symposium Optics in Industry, 2011, Toluca de Lerdo, Mexico
A polarimetric characterization, consisting of the Mueller matrix determination and the measurement of the refractive index, is employed to study bee honey and corn syrup differences. Two samples of commercial marks of bee honey and one sample of commercial mark corn syrup are studied. Results show the corn syrup and one of the bee honey samples have a similar polarimetric behavior, which differs from the second bee honey sample. This behavior can be employed as a simple, qualitative test, to discriminate true bee honey from corn syrup or from adulterated bee honey.s-powe
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Rafael Espinosa-Luna, Izcoatl Saucedo-Orozco, Cynthia Viridiana Santiago-Lona, Juan Manuel Franco-Sánchez, and Alejandro Magallanes-Luján "Polarimetric applications to identify bee honey", Proc. SPIE 8287, Eighth Symposium Optics in Industry, 82870F (14 October 2011);

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