Laser Light Scattering: Basic Principles and Practice

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Geared toward upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, this text introduces the interdisciplinary area of laser light scattering. It focuses chiefly on quasielastic laser scattering, discussing theoretical concepts at a realistic level.
Some background in the physical sciences is assumed, but the opening chapters offer a brief review of classical electricity and magnetism as well as the general scattering theory. Topics include basic theoretical concepts related to light...

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Overview

Geared toward upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, this text introduces the interdisciplinary area of laser light scattering. It focuses chiefly on quasielastic laser scattering, discussing theoretical concepts at a realistic level.
Some background in the physical sciences is assumed, but the opening chapters offer a brief review of classical electricity and magnetism as well as the general scattering theory. Topics include basic theoretical concepts related to light mixing spectroscopy, characteristics of the Fabry-Perot interferometer, and photon-counting fluctuations. The author, a distinguished professor in the Department of Chemistry at Stony Brook University, discusses experimental methods, including setting up a light scattering spectrometer using digital photon-counting and correlation techniques. Subsequent chapters explore applications to macromolecular systems, anemometry and its utility in reaction kinetics, and critical opalescence. References appear throughout the text.

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The first edition was published in 1974; in the intervening years the technique has matured, dynamic light scattering has become one of the routine analytical tools used in particle sizing, and diversified applications have been developed in many fields. But the basic principles of intensity correlation-function measurements have remained essentially unchanged and remain the focus of this revised text. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486457987
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 5/11/2007
  • Series: Dover Books on Physics Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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