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Étienne Louis Malus

Malus, Étienne Louis (ātyĕnˈ lwē mälüsˈ) [key], 1775–1812, French artillery officer and physicist. In 1810 he stated his discovery of the polarization of light by reflection and published a memoir of his theory of double refraction.

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