List of Refractive indexes of Materials

Solids

  • Gold: 0.270

  • Copper: 0.460

  • Titanium: 2.611

  • Salt: 1.52

  • Silver: 0.150

  • Lead: 1.907

  • Mercury: 1.744

  • Platinum: 2.188

  • Ice : 1.31

  • Diamond: 2.417

  • Flint Glass(impure): 1.523

  • Flint Glass(Pure): 1.60

  • Crown Glass(Pure): 1.50

  • Crown Glass(Impure): 1.485

  • Plate Glass(Window Glass): 1.52

  • Plexiglas: 1.49

  • Polystyrene: 1.59

  • Silicon: 3.42

  • Sapphire: 1.762

  • Liver(Human): 1.369

  • Lens(Of Human Eyes): 1.386

  • Cornea(Human Eyes): 1.373

  • Amber: 1.55

  • Fused Silica(Pure Glass, or form of Quartz): 1.458

  • Cubic Zirconia: 2:15

  • Halite(Rock Salt): 1.516

  • Iron: 2.930

  • Brass: 0.461

  • Quartz: 1.45

  • Germanium: 5.69

  • Diesel Soot: 1.563

  • Green Soda Lime Glass: 1.523

  • Grey Soda Lime Glass: 1.523

  • Optical Glass Crown, BK7:  1.516

  • (Plastic) PC-Poly-carbonate: 1.584

  • (Plastic) Cellulose: 1.470

  • (Plastic) PVP: 1.527

Gases

  • Air: 1.00

  • Ammonia: 1.000376

  • Carbon Dioxide: 1.001

  • Helium: 1.000036

  • Hydrogen: 1.000132

  • Water Vapor: 1.000261

  • Argon: 1.000281

  • Oxygen: 1.000271

  • Pentane: 1.000686

  • Bromine: 1.001132

  • Chlorine: 1.000773

  • Methane: 1.000444

  • Nitric Oxide: 1.000516

  • Carbon Dioxide: 1.000449

Liquids

  • Kerosene: 1.39

  • Ethanol: 1.361

  • Water: 1.330

  • Acetone: 1.36

  • Milk: 1.35

  • Propane: 1.34

  • Turpentine: 1.47

  • Glycerine: 1.47

  • Ether: 1.35

  • Chloroform: 1.44

  • Furan: 1.47

  • Olive Oil: 1.46

  • Cedar Oil: 1.516

  • Vegetable Oil: 1.47

  • Octane: 1.40

  • Hexane: 1.37

  • Decane: 1.41

  • Paraffin(Liquid): 1.48

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