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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 2012
  • pp: C62–C69

Analysis of the scatter growth in dispersive media with the use of dynamic light scattering

Dmitry A. Zimnyakov, Anna A. Isaeva, Elena A. Isaeva, Olga V. Ushakova, Sergey P. Chekmasov, and Sergey A. Yuvchenko  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 10, pp. C62-C69 (2012)

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Analysis of the structure functions of intensity fluctuations of scattered laser light was applied to monitor the phase separation in probed disperse media. UV-cured mixtures of a liquid crystal and prepolymer were studied during the formation of the structure of dispersive polymer—liquid crystal (DPLC) composites. The experimentally observed features of light beating induced by dynamic light scattering in DPLC systems (the scaling properties of the structure functions, the narrowing of the beating spectrum for certain weight fractions of the liquid-crystalline component) were interpreted in terms of the discrete scattering model using the results of statistical modeling.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2100) Materials : Electro-optical materials
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(290.5930) Scattering : Scintillation

Original Manuscript: November 23, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 3, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 6, 2012
Published: March 23, 2012

Dmitry A. Zimnyakov, Anna A. Isaeva, Elena A. Isaeva, Olga V. Ushakova, Sergey P. Chekmasov, and Sergey A. Yuvchenko, "Analysis of the scatter growth in dispersive media with the use of dynamic light scattering," Appl. Opt. 51, C62-C69 (2012)

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