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High-resolution submicron particle sizing by dynamic light scattering
Author(s): David F. Nicoli
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Paper Abstract

The principles of dynamic light scattering (DLS), applied to size analysis of submicron particles suspended in liquid, are reviewed. A comparison is made between two methods of inversion of the autocorrelation function data (cumulants analysis and Laplace transform inversion); choice of the appropriate method depends on the complexity of the underlying particle size distribution (PSD). Representative results are discussed and illustrate the current state-of-the-art of particle size analysis by DLS. Examples include polymer latexes, oil/water emulsions, surfactant micelles and small proteins.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1991
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 1430, Photon Correlation Spectroscopy: Multicomponent Systems, (1 June 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.44154
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David F. Nicoli, NICOMP Particle Sizing Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1430:
Photon Correlation Spectroscopy: Multicomponent Systems
Kenneth S. Schmitz, Editor(s)

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