Anisotropy has different measurement with its axes in physical chemistry, unlike isotropy that has equal measurements. Its term is also used in different scientific disciplines that specify a certain property of matter that varies with direction if measured.

Anisotropy in the field of astronomy defines its properties in different directions. Unlike isotropy, anisotropy for example is the light that comes through a polarizer. Anisotropy has different fields of interest that defines how it is determined with its various properties.

  • Computer graphics- it has a velvet effect when anisotropic surface was changed in appearance. Anisotropic filtering is a method for enhancing the quality of the image.
  • Chemistry- anisotropic filter has chemical properties that filter particles.
  • Wood- an example of anisotropic material. It is measured with its growth grain.
  • Cosmology- it describes small temperature fluctuations in cosmic microwave background radiation. It also supports the Big Bang theory.
  • Physics- it indicates the properties of a plasma for its ability for filamentation. Its magnetic field is oriented in different direction.
  • Geology- Seismic anisotropy refers to seismic wave with direction. Its measurement can determine important information about mineralogy in earth’s crust.
  • Medicine- it is used for ultrasound imaging.

Anisotropy is considerably important for science research and experimentations.