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  • Crystals belonging to the cubic system should not be birefringent unless strained; diamond often displays double refraction particularly in the neighbourhood of inclusions, both liquid and solid; this is probably due to strain, and the spontaneous explosion of diamonds has often been observed.
  • 3 Kerr also discovered that when certain homogeneous dielectrics were submitted to electric strain, they became birefringent (Phil.
 
 

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