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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 9 — Mar. 20, 1999
  • pp: 1884–1886

Thermal blooming effect on particle sizing with photon correlation spectroscopy

Xiao-Min Lin, Genmiao Wang, Christopher M. Sorensen, and Kenneth J. Klabunde  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 9, pp. 1884-1886 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.38.001884


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Abstract

Photon correlation spectroscopy autocorrelation spectra were measured for gold nanocrystal superlattice colloids under several intensities of an incident laser beam. Thermal blooming in the colloid shifted the correlation spectra toward smaller times. A second cumulant term in the fitting curve proved effective to correct for the thermal blooming effect to yield the correct particle size.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(000.2170) General : Equipment and techniques
(290.5820) Scattering : Scattering measurements
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles
(350.6830) Other areas of optics : Thermal lensing

History
Original Manuscript: October 13, 1998
Revised Manuscript: December 16, 1998
Published: March 20, 1999

Citation
Xiao-Min Lin, Genmiao Wang, Christopher M. Sorensen, and Kenneth J. Klabunde, "Thermal blooming effect on particle sizing with photon correlation spectroscopy," Appl. Opt. 38, 1884-1886 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-38-9-1884


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