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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2010
  • pp: 3754–3756

Characterization of solid complex multiphase systems based on oscillatory photon correlation spectroscopy

Triantafillos Koukoulas, William R. Broughton, Pete D. Theobald, and Matthew Tedaldi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 22, pp. 3754-3756 (2010)

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The particle loading and dispersion profiles are two significant properties directly affecting the engineering properties and performance characteristics of polymer nanocomposites. Current measurement techniques are often destructive, require special sample preparation, are limited to small, unrepresentative sample size, and/or cannot discriminate between the two aforementioned parameters. This Letter demonstrates the application of photon correlation spectroscopy on mechanically oscillated solids; experimental results show that this technique can discriminate between different grades of such materials.

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OCIS Codes
(120.6200) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Spectrometers and spectroscopic instrumentation
(290.5820) Scattering : Scattering measurements
(300.6550) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, visible
(350.3850) Other areas of optics : Materials processing

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: July 15, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 2, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 6, 2010
Published: November 3, 2010

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Triantafillos Koukoulas, William R. Broughton, Pete D. Theobald, and Matthew Tedaldi, "Characterization of solid complex multiphase systems based on oscillatory photon correlation spectroscopy," Opt. Lett. 35, 3754-3756 (2010)

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