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Light- scattering studies of blood sedimentation
Author(s): Bronislaw Grzegorzewski; E. Kowalinska
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Paper Abstract

We present the result of investigation of blood sediment formation with the use of three different optical techniques. The angular dependence of scattered light intensity, transmitted light intensity across the sediment's layer and correlation of speckle intensity fluctuations were measure. Two characteristic time periods of the sedimentation process are demonstrated. In the first period three phases can be distinguished: the plasma, the phase of diffuse erythrocytes and the phase of already formed aggregates. In the second period the phase of the diffuse erythrocytes disappears. The results support the hypothesis that a phase transition is associated with the blood sedimentation process.

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Date Published: 5 February 2002
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4607, Selected Papers from Fifth International Conference on Correlation Optics, (5 February 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.455217
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Bronislaw Grzegorzewski, Medical Univ. of Bydgoszcz (Poland)
E. Kowalinska, Medical Univ. of Bydgoszcz (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4607:
Selected Papers from Fifth International Conference on Correlation Optics

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