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Refractive Index of the elements

Text lists sorted by: Value | Atomic Number | Alphabetical
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ActiniumN/A HafniumN/A PraseodymiumN/A
AluminumN/A HassiumN/A PromethiumN/A
AmericiumN/A Helium1.000035 ProtactiniumN/A
AntimonyN/A HolmiumN/A RadiumN/A
Argon1.000281 Hydrogen1.000132 RadonN/A
Arsenic1.001552 IndiumN/A RheniumN/A
AstatineN/A IodineN/A RhodiumN/A
BariumN/A IridiumN/A RoentgeniumN/A
BerkeliumN/A IronN/A RubidiumN/A
BerylliumN/A Krypton1.000427 RutheniumN/A
BismuthN/A LanthanumN/A RutherfordiumN/A
BohriumN/A LawrenciumN/A SamariumN/A
BoronN/A LeadN/A ScandiumN/A
Bromine1.001132 LithiumN/A SeaborgiumN/A
CadmiumN/A LivermoriumN/A Selenium1.000895
CalciumN/A LutetiumN/A SiliconN/A
CaliforniumN/A MagnesiumN/A SilverN/A
Carbon2.417[note] ManganeseN/A SodiumN/A
CeriumN/A MeitneriumN/A StrontiumN/A
CesiumN/A MendeleviumN/A Sulfur1.001111
Chlorine1.000773 Mercury1.000933 TantalumN/A
ChromiumN/A MolybdenumN/A TechnetiumN/A
CobaltN/A MoscoviumN/A Tellurium1.000991
CoperniciumN/A NeodymiumN/A TennessineN/A
CopperN/A Neon1.000067 TerbiumN/A
CuriumN/A NeptuniumN/A ThalliumN/A
DarmstadtiumN/A NickelN/A ThoriumN/A
DubniumN/A NihoniumN/A ThuliumN/A
DysprosiumN/A NiobiumN/A TinN/A
EinsteiniumN/A Nitrogen1.000298 TitaniumN/A
ErbiumN/A NobeliumN/A TungstenN/A
EuropiumN/A OganessonN/A UraniumN/A
FermiumN/A OsmiumN/A VanadiumN/A
FleroviumN/A Oxygen1.000271 Xenon1.000702
Fluorine1.000195 PalladiumN/A YtterbiumN/A
FranciumN/A Phosphorus1.001212 YttriumN/A
GadoliniumN/A PlatinumN/A Zinc1.00205
GalliumN/A PlutoniumN/A ZirconiumN/A
GermaniumN/A PoloniumN/A
GoldN/A PotassiumN/A

Notes on the Refractive Index of particular elements:

Carbon: Value given for diamond form.

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