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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 19 — Sep. 23, 2013
  • pp: 22353–22366

Simultaneous measurement of the microscopic dynamics and the mesoscopic displacement field in soft systems by speckle imaging

L. Cipelletti, G. Brambilla, S. Maccarrone, and S. Caroff  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 19, pp. 22353-22366 (2013)

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The constituents of soft matter systems such as colloidal suspensions, emulsions, polymers, and biological tissues undergo microscopic random motion, due to thermal energy. They may also experience drift motion correlated over mesoscopic or macroscopic length scales, e.g. in response to an internal or applied stress or during flow. We present a new method for measuring simultaneously both the microscopic motion and the mesoscopic or macroscopic drift. The method is based on the analysis of spatio-temporal cross-correlation functions of speckle patterns taken in an imaging configuration. The method is tested on a translating Brownian suspension and a sheared colloidal glass.

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OCIS Codes
(100.0100) Image processing : Image processing
(120.6150) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Speckle imaging

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: June 18, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 22, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 3, 2013
Published: September 16, 2013

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L. Cipelletti, G. Brambilla, S. Maccarrone, and S. Caroff, "Simultaneous measurement of the microscopic dynamics and the mesoscopic displacement field in soft systems by speckle imaging," Opt. Express 21, 22353-22366 (2013)

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