OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics


  • Vol. 1, Iss. 3 — May. 1, 1962
  • pp: 243–247

A New Apparatus for Light Scattering Studies

H. G. Jerrard and D. B. Sellen  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 1, Issue 3, pp. 243-247 (1962)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (688 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



An instrument which is suitable for investigating the light scattering properties of macromolecules in solution in the angular range 20° to 160° is described. A null modulation method is used to measure the ratio of the intensity I θ of the light scattered at an angle θ to the direction of the incident light to that (I θ ) incident on the scattering volume. This is accomplished by attenuating I0 until it equals I θ , this condition being found by an electronic detector. The value of I θ is known from a calibration experiment. Details are given of the optical arrangement, the detector, and the calibration and method of use of the apparatus. Adequate sensitivity, accuracy, and stability are demonstrated.

© 1962 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 28, 1961
Published: May 1, 1962

H. G. Jerrard and D. B. Sellen, "A New Apparatus for Light Scattering Studies," Appl. Opt. 1, 243-247 (1962)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. P. M. Doty, B. H. Zimm, H. Mark, J. Chem. Phys. 13, 159 (1945). [CrossRef]
  2. V. N. Tsvetkov, V. S. Skazka, Opt. i Spektr. 7(1959), Optics and Spectroscopy 7, 474 (1959).
  3. P. Debye, J. Phys. & Colloid Chem. 51, 18 (1947).
  4. P. P. Debye, J. Appl. Phys. 17, 392 (1946). [CrossRef]
  5. B. H. Zimm, J. Chem. Phys. 16, 1099 (1948). [CrossRef]
  6. B. A. Brice, M. Halwer, R. S. Speiser, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 40, 768 (1950). [CrossRef]
  7. P. Bosworth, C. R. Masson, H. W. Melville, F. W. Peaker, J. Polymer Sci. 9, 565 (1952). [CrossRef]
  8. G. Oster, Anal. Chem. 25, 1165 (1953). [CrossRef]
  9. M. B. M’Ewen, M. I. Pratt, Nature and Structure of Collagen, J. T. Randall, ed. (Butterworths Scientific Publications, London, 1953), p. 158.
  10. W. H. Aughey, F. J. Baum, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 44, 833 (1954). [CrossRef]
  11. M. I. Pratt, Ph.D. Thesis, University of London (1955).
  12. K. A. Stacey, Light Scattering in Physical Chemistry (Butterworths Scientific Publications, London, 1956).
  13. V. E. Eskin, Zhur. Tekh. Fiz. 28, 1459 (1958), Soviet. Phys.–Tech. Phys. 3, 1354 (1959).
  14. W. J. Hughes, P. Johnson, J. Sci. Instr. 35, 157 (1958). [CrossRef]
  15. A. C. Hardy, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 25, 305 (1935); ibid. 28, 360 (1938). [CrossRef]
  16. F. J. Baum, F. W. Billmeyer, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 51, 452 (1961). [CrossRef]
  17. V. A. Kovalevskii, Pribory i Tekh. Ekspt. 3, 98 (1959), Instruments and Experimental Techniques 3, 444 (1959).
  18. H. G. Jerrard, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 42, 159 (1952). [CrossRef]
  19. C. H. Miller, D. A. Long, L. A. Woodford, H. W. Thompson, Proc. Phys. Soc. (London) 62A, 401 (1949).
  20. D. A. I. Goring, P. Johnson, Trans. Faraday Soc. 48, 367 (1952). [CrossRef]
  21. J. J. Hermans, S. Levinson, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 41, 460 (1951). [CrossRef]
  22. S. H. Maron, R. L. H. Lou, J. Polymer Sci. 14, 29 (1954). [CrossRef]
  23. J. Cabannes, Y. Rocard, La Diffusion Moléculaire de le Lumière (Les Presses Universitaires de Paris, 1929).
  24. W. B. Dandliker, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 76, 6036 (1954). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited