Kerr' cell"

Pronunciation: (kär, kûr), [key] 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.

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