Is this a good report title?

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I'm writing a report on an experiment done with a Michelson interferometer, which was used to make a measurement of thin film thickness, mercury green line wavelength and the separation of spectral lines in sodium.

I'm told I can't just entitle it 'Michelson interferometer' as that gives too little information. But equally,

'Measurement of Mylar thin film thickness, mercury green line wavelength and the separation of spectral lines in sodium with a Michelson interferometer' seems ridiculously long...

Any suggestions for an alternative? :) I can't think of a shorter way to completely describe the experiment!
 

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What's the key point of the experiment? The main outcome?
 
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Well, the experimental objectives were all of the above, as well as demonstrating the accuracy of the Michelson interferometer. I don't know that one was more important than the others really... Which makes the title difficult. They all took the same amount of time, anyway!
 
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So if there is no catching phrase and the measurements seem to have little to do with each other beside they are proceeded by the same instrument I suggest "Precise Measurements by a Michelson interferometer".
 
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So if there is no catching phrase and the measurements seem to have little to do with each other beside they are proceeded by the same instrument I suggest "Precise Measurements by a Michelson interferometer".
That is absolutely perfect! Thank you!
 

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