Polarimeter Simulator

Status: Archived
Main Language: C# , formerly Visual Basic .NET
Last Updated: 17 Feb 2021 - v2.0


Polarimeter Simulator was first created for an A-Level Chemistry project at my secondary school, Emmanuel College.

We were tasked with creating some form of demonstration of how a polarimeter works to detect optically active substances, and I chose to do this in simulator form. The project remained unreleased for quite some time, but I have now decided to publish it so others can use it.

It was originally written in VB.NET as this was the language I knew most at the time, but it has now been rewritten in C# for Version 2. The programming style is still far from perfect as it is a pure translation into the new language and I was not very skilled when creating this back in 2018.

This project may be unarchived in the future as I have ideas on how to make it much better, with better optimised code and new features. However, it isn't currently one of my top priorities, but it will be considered if there is demand/I want something different to work on.

The released version below is Version 2. It is the same as the program handed in for the project at school, but with the Emmanuel College branding removed and rewritten in C#.

Screenshot of Program


Latest Version: Version 2.0 (17 Feb 2021)
MD5: 473892ec52d415ce105f91f03f261bb6

This software is provided FREE for PRIVATE USE on home computers. No liability or warranty is provided. It may not be modified or distributed* without prior permission.

* Should you wish to use this in a classroom demonstration or distribute onto an educational network, please get in touch.

Some antivirus software, such as Avast, may falsely flag this software as unsafe. If you are an educational institution wishing to use the software (as outlined above), I would be happy to supply the source code for security purposes.

Older Versions:
- Version 1.1 (15 Feb 2021) (4e88510c2e8a1c84b801db71b9fab59a)
- Version 1.0 (10 Oct 2018) (Not Available)