The phenomenon of magnetic circular dichroism (MCD) is briefly reviewed. An apparatus for MCD measurements, based on a modified spectropolarimeter and using a superconducting magnet, is described. Use of the apparatus for determining MCD spectra of some inorganic, organic, and biochemical materials is illustrated. Areas of application of MCD as a physical tool in research and analysis are also outlined.
A. Abu-Shumays and J. J. Duffield, "Measurement of Magnetic Circular Dichroism on a Modified Spectropolarimeter," Appl. Spectrosc. 24, 67-72 (1970)