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Polarization or polarisation can refer to:
In the physical sciences
- Polarization (waves) or State of Polarization (SOP), the direction(s) of the oscillating quantity involved in wave motion.
- Polarization (antenna), the state of polarization (in the above sense) of electromagnetic waves transmitted by or received by a radio antenna
- Dielectric polarization, charge separation in insulating materials:
- Polarization (electrochemistry), a change in the equilibrium potential of an electrochemical reaction
- Concentration polarization, the shift of the electrochemical potential difference across an electrochemical cell from its equilibrium value
- Spin polarization, the degree by which the spin of elementary particles is aligned to a given direction
- Polarizability, an electrical property of atoms or molecules and a separate magnetic property of subatomic particles
- Polarization function, a feature of some molecular modelling methods
- Photon polarization, the mathematical link between wave polarization and spin polarization
- Vacuum polarization, a process in which a background electromagnetic field produces virtual electron-positron pairs
- Polarization of an Abelian variety, in the mathematics of complex manifolds
- Polarization of an algebraic form, a technique for expressing a homogeneous polynomial in a simpler fashion by adjoining more variables
- Polarization identity expresses an inner product in terms of its associated norm
- Polarization (economics), an economic process where middle-class jobs disappear more than those at the bottom and the top
- Polarization (politics), the process by which the public opinion divides and goes to the extremes
- Polarization (psychology), the process whereby a social or political group is divided into opposing sub-groups
- Social polarization
- Polarity (disambiguation)
- Polarization, in many disciplines, suggests the tendency to be located close to, or attracted towards, one of the two opposite poles of a continuum
- Polarizer, a device which polarizes light
- Depolarization and hyperpolarization of neuronal membrane potentials (in neuroscience).
- Category:Polarization (waves), for articles about polarization of light and other electromagnetic waves
- Polarization in astronomy
- Induced polarization, a geophysical imaging technique used to identify subsurface materials
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