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Optical parameter adjustment for silica nano- and micro-particle size distribution measurement using Mastersizer 2000
Author(s): Ales Sliva; Andrea Samolejova; Robert Brazda; Jiri Zegzulka; Jaromir Polak
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Paper Abstract

This paper deals with adjustment of certain optical parameters of nano and micro-structured particles of silica by which Mastersizer 2000 as a device for size distribution particle measurement has been used. The optical method process may be used by looking for unique refractive and absorption index of investigated particles. Optical properties, i.e. refractive index and absorption index of the silica have been found and related to inter-particle silica bindings in the form of Hamaker constants. For the optical properties calculations using the Mastersizer 2000 Mie Scattering solutions representing the electric and magnetic induction, i.e. silica's permeability and permittivity from Maxwell's equations have been exercised.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 April 2004
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5445, Microwave and Optical Technology 2003, (7 April 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.558761
Show Author Affiliations
Ales Sliva, Technical Univ. of Ostrava (Czech Republic)
Andrea Samolejova, Technical Univ. of Ostrava (Czech Republic)
Robert Brazda, Technical Univ. of Ostrava (Czech Republic)
Jiri Zegzulka, Technical Univ. of Ostrava (Czech Republic)
Jaromir Polak, Technical Univ. of Ostrava (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5445:
Microwave and Optical Technology 2003
Jaromir Pistora; Kamil Postava; Miroslav Hrabovsky; Banmali S. Rawat, Editor(s)

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