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Noninvasive measurement of surface tension and viscosity with fiber optic light-scattering spectrometer
Author(s): Padetha Tin; J. Adin Mann; William V. Meyer
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Paper Abstract

Traditional methods of measuring surface tension and viscosity of liquid/vapor interface are invasive systems making unavoidable mechanical contact with the interface that is under investigation. We have demonstrated a complete fiber optics based heterodyne sensor system that non-invasively measures the interfacial surface tension and viscosity. Measured values from this complete fiber optics system for some simple liquid vapor interfaces give consistent values with established values obtained by other invasive methods.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3489, Fourth Pacific Northwest Fiber Optic Sensor Workshop, (23 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.323423
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Padetha Tin, NASA Lewis Research Ctr. (United States)
J. Adin Mann, Case Western Reserve Univ. (United States)
William V. Meyer, NASA Lewis Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3489:
Fourth Pacific Northwest Fiber Optic Sensor Workshop
Chuck C. Jung; Eric Udd, Editor(s)

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