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  • Vol. 47, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1434–1442

Coherent light scattering on nanofluids: computer simulation results

Dan Chicea  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 10, pp. 1434-1442 (2008)

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If coherent light is incident on a suspension containing nanoparticles, they act as scattering centers and the result of the far-field interference is a “speckled” image. The scattering centers have a complex movement of both sedimentation and Brownian motion. Consequently the speckle image is not static but presents time fluctuations. A computer code to simulate the dynamics of the coherent light scattering on nanofluids was written, tested, and used to calculate the far-field intensity variation for nanofluids having different particle size. The results are discussed and an alternative experimental method for fast nanoparticle size assessing is suggested as a possible application.

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OCIS Codes
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles
(050.1755) Diffraction and gratings : Computational electromagnetic methods
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

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Original Manuscript: October 19, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 31, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 1, 2008
Published: March 27, 2008

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Dan Chicea, "Coherent light scattering on nanofluids: computer simulation results," Appl. Opt. 47, 1434-1442 (2008)

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