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Dynamic Light Scattering : The Method and Some Applications - Wyn Brown

Dynamic Light Scattering

The Method and Some Applications

By: Wyn Brown (Editor)

Hardcover

Published: 28th January 1993
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Dynamic light scattering is a new method for investigating macromolecular systems. The importance of the technique lies in its non-invasive character. It can be employed on extremely small fluid volumes, the instrumentation is relatively inexpensive and allows the rapid determination of diffusion coefficients as well as providing information on relaxation time distributions for the macromolecular components of complex systems. This volume is directed in part to the philosophy and current practice in dynamic light scattering: single photon correlation techniques are introduced, a discussion of noise on photon correlation functions is given and data analysis in dynamic light scattering to polymer structure analysis is presented and a comprehensive introduction to diffusing wave spectroscopy is given. Theoretical developments relating dynamic light scattering to the viscoelasticity of polymers in solution and in the bulk are described. The second aim is to illustrate the widely varying fields in which the technique finds application. Chapters are to be found on multicomponent mixtures, polyelectrolytes, dense polymer systems, gels, rigid rods, micellar systems and the application of dynamic light scattering to biological systems. This book should be of interest to researchers in physics, physical chemistry, biophysics and medical biophysics.

`the book is to be recommended to workers with some experience in the field as a reference to recent developments' Faraday Transactions: Issue 9, May 1994

List of contributors 1: Dynamic scattering from multicomponent polymer mixtures in solution and in bulk 2: Single photon correlation techniques 3: Noise on photon correlation functions and its effects on data reduction algorithms 4: Data analysis in dynamic light scattering 5: Dynamic light scattering and linear viscoelasticity of polymers in solution and in the bulk 6: Dynamic properties of polymer solutions 7: Application of dynamic light scattering to polyelectrolytes in solution 8: Simultaneous static and dynamic light scattering: application to polymer structure analysis 9: Dynamic light scattering from dense polymer systems 10: Dynamic light scattering from polymers in solution and in bulk 11: Dynamic light scattering from polymer gels 12: Dynamic light scattering from rigid and nearly rigid rods 13: Light scattering in micellar systems 14: Critical dynamics of binary liquid mixtures and simple fluids studied using dynamic light scattering 15: Application of dynamic light scattering to biological systems 16: Diffusing-wave spectroscopy Index

ISBN: 9780198539421
ISBN-10: 0198539428
Series: Monographs on the Physics and Chemistry of Materials
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 752
Published: 28th January 1993
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 16.2  x 4.7
Weight (kg): 1.3