Optical Rheometry of Complex Fluids

Optical Rheometry of Complex Fluids

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This book provides a self-contained presentation of optical methods used to measure the structure and dynamics of complex fluids subject to the influence of external fields. Such fields (hydrodynamic, electric and magnetic) are commonly encountered in both academic and industrial research, and can produce profound changes in the microscale properties of liquids comprised of polymers, colloids, liquid crystals or surfactants. Starting with the basic Maxwell field equations, this book and Mueller calculus, and then covers the transmission, reflection and scattering of light in anisotropic materials. Spectroscopic interactions with orientated sytems such as absorptive dichroism, small wide angle light scattering, and Raman scattering are discussed. Applications of these methods to a wide range of problems in complex fluid dynamics and structure are presented, along with selected case studies on particular studies chosen to elucidate the range of techniques and materials that can be studied.show more

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  • Hardback | 282 pages
  • 162.6 x 238.3 x 23.9mm | 487.7g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • line figures, tables
  • 0195097181
  • 9780195097184

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"Fuller's new text....is a wonderful addition to the literature....written in a "user-friendly" style....every student, optical physicist interested in the areas of polymer liquids and colloidal dispersions, and chemical engineer intereted in optical measurements should own a copy of this book." --Optics & Photonics News"Highly recommended for any researchers in the chemical sciences who have an interest in this type of optical technique for characterizing microstructure in complex liquids....This presentation of such a wide range of techniques, unified by a common mathematical formalism, cannot be found in any other recent reference....[T]his monograph evinces Fuller's leadership in optical rheology and should be consulted by anyone who has a serious interest in either theoretical or practical aspects of this area." --Journal of the American Chemical Societyshow more

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This book provides a self-contained presentation of the optical methods used to measure the structure and dynamics of complex fluids that are subject to the influence of external fields. Starting with the basic Maxwell field equations, this book discusses the polarization properties of light, including Jones and Mueller calculus, and then covers the transmission, reflection, and scattering of light in anisotropic materials. Spectroscopic interactions with oriented systems such as absorptive dichroism and Raman scattering are discussed, along with small and wide angle light scattering performed in the presence of external fields. Applications of these methods to a wide range of problems in complex fluid dynamics and structure are presented, with selected case studies chosen to elucidate the range of techniques and materials that can be studied. As the only book of its kind to offer a self-contained description of optical methods used for the full range of complex fluids, this work will be of special interest to a wide range of readers, including chemical engineers, physical chemists, physicists, polymer and colloid scientists, along with graduate and post-graduate researchers.show more

Table of contents

1. Propogation of Electromagnetic Waves ; 2. Transmission by Anisotropic Media: The Jones and Mueller Calculus ; 3. Reflection and Refraction of Light ; 4. Total Intensity Light Scattering ; 5. Chapter 5. Spectroscopic Methods ; 6. Laser Doppler Velocimetry and Dynamic Light Scattering ; 7. Microstructural Theories of Optical Properties ; 1. Design of Optical Instruments ; 2. Selection and Alignment of Optical Components ; 3. Applications and Case Studiesshow more